The Alphabetical Secret of א”ת ב”ש and Independence Day

This evening it's Yom Ha-Atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day (69) and we all know that for some religious Jews that's not a happy, let alone, holy day. However I was always fascinated by those Jews who regard this day as a perfectly religious Moed (holiday). It's certainly not written anywhere in the Bible, nor in the … Continue reading The Alphabetical Secret of א”ת ב”ש and Independence Day

Tzara-at (Byblical Leprosy) in Correction of the Primordial Sin

The Rambam in his More Nevuchim (Guide to the Perplexed) almost at the start of the book asks a question about the sin in the Garden of Eden: נמצא חוטא נשכר! It seems that the sinner has gained from his sin! Adam and Eve were placed in a Garden where there was a Tree of … Continue reading Tzara-at (Byblical Leprosy) in Correction of the Primordial Sin

7th Day of Pesach – Who We Really Are (continued)

In the previous  post I spoke about the necessity for an "11th plague" to be inflicted upon the Egyptians - the parting of the Red Sea; in order to show the world who the people of Israel really are. And this was proved, just after the miracle, by the people's spontaneous bursting into that perfect praise … Continue reading 7th Day of Pesach – Who We Really Are (continued)