Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Thrill is Gone

Each wind around my arm of the¬†tefillin strap should activate one of the sefirot points in my body and in my soul. ¬†They should connect with the sefirot of the Olam Gadol, the transcendent universe, joining my Olam Katan, the … Continue reading

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Another Short Chanukah Lesson

On Chanukah we begin by lighting one candle, the next night, two, the following night, three, until all eight are shining. Although there are opinions that the real mitzva each day is just the new candle, an important reason we’re … Continue reading

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A very brief thought for Chanukah

Rebbe Nachman, discussing the guidelines of where the candles are to be lit, below 10 t’fachim (hand’s breadths), reminds us that the Shechina has never (either yet or since the churban (the destruction of the Temple)) entered that space below … Continue reading

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