Video Lesson about the use of numerical values of the Hebrew letters (Gimatria) and its meaning in strengthening faith
In a previous post I spoke about the reason why we Jews never pronounce the Holy Name as it's wtitten in the Torah - יהוה Rather, we use a different name אדני, Adonai, which means Master of All. I've explained that uttering His Name explicitly, is a thing of the future to come, when indeed … Continue reading Why did the Jews Pronounce the Name of G-d as it is Written in the Torah – in the Temple
Well, actually, that's not wholly true... Because in the Temple, the Shem Hameforash, the Explicit Name, was indeed uttered by the high priests. A recurrent passage in the Seder HaAvoda, the description of the doings of the High Priest in the Temple on Yom Kipur, (one of the most uplifting parts of the prayer on that … Continue reading Why do Jews Never Pronounce the Name of G-d as it is Written in the Torah?
Today is La"g BaOmer, which is a special day not only because of the Sefira itself, and because it's the day in which ceased the plague which inhilated 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva's pupils. It is also the Hilula of Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai זיע"א, the day of his parting from this world. Rashb"i was a … Continue reading Where was Kabala before Rabbi Shimon?