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Lesson of Korach

The Punishment of Korah- by Sandro Botticelli (1480–1482) in the Sistine Chapel.

The Punishment of Korah- by Sandro Botticelli (1480–1482) in the Sistine Chapel.

In this story, we must ask ourselves a very hard question: Sine Korach was a great and righteous person, how could he have fallen so low and so quickly?

The Midrash says that it was all because of Korach’s Wife, who said to him something like, ” look, Moses has all the money. He says he’s building a tabernacle but actually he just wants the money for himself. Korach’s wife was constantly nagging him. It is written: ” A woman can build or a woman can destroy.”  (more…)


The Lesson of Behar- Bechukotai

the world of 1% and 99% parallel Universe


The Torah teaches us that the world of Chaos is Malchut 9 the 1% world) and the world of joy is Zeir Anpin ( the 99% reality). the mind is unlimited, but the body is limited. When we look at chaos, it is always related to the physical reality. Poverty is not having money; illness is related to a sick body; a bad relationship has to do with another person. The true lesson of Mount Sinai is the reality of mind over matter, not ” thou shall not steal,” and the rest of the ten utterances. For thousands of years we’ve been told ” Thou shall not steal,” so there’s been no thievery  or “Thou shall not murder” so there’s been no murder in the last ten years? No, Mount Sinai is about the power of mind over matter- that I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to, as long as I use the rules and work hard.  (more…)

Lag B’Omer

Idra Rabba- Rabbi shimon BarYochai

Cave in Peki’in, where Rav Shimon Bar Yochai revealed the wisdom of the Zohar

The holiday known as Lag B’Omer, which falls on the 33rd day of the Omer, takes place during the month of Iyar, the second month of the year and is completely under the influence of the Counting of the Omer. When Moses took the Israelites out of Egypt, they received freedom, liberty, and liberation without any effort on their part. For that reason, the Light of Pesach was withdrawn in order to give them (and us) the opportunity to work and earn all that Light that we received for free. This period of work is what is known as the Counting of the Omer. the time of the Counting of the Omer is so negative that there is a prohibition against marrying during this period—as well as against buying a new house of starting a new business. (more…)


72 Names of God

72 Names of God

The Story of Re’eh is the only biblical story with one of the 72 Names of God as its title (69 – finding direction), and thus it gives us an extra connection to the power of miracles and wonders.  In addition, the number of verses in this portion is 126, which is the numerical value of the Aramaic word pliyah or “wonderment.” offering us yet another indication that Re’eh gives the power to go beyond the illusion of our physical reality and truly see the wonderment of the 99 Percent Realm.



The chapter of Ekev begins by considering what happens when we are on course in our spiritual work and what happens when we are not.

Consider this story

Long ago in a small town in Europe, there lived a young butcher.  One night, his deceased father came to him in a dream.  The father said, “A woman will come to you on a Friday before Shabbat.  She’ll ask that you slaughter a chicken for her.  Don’t refuse her.  You must slaughter the chicken for her.”

Many Fridays came and went, but there was no woman.

Seventy years passed.  Then one Friday before Shabbat, the butcher was on his way to temple when a woman approached him and said, “please, I know it’s late, but if you don’t slaughter this chicken, I won’t have anything to eat on Shabbat!”

The butcher looked at his watch, and then shock his head. “I’m very sorry.  I’d like to help you, but I just don’t have time.”  And he departed.


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