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Learning & Inspiration
  • Why Does Torah Mandate Loan Amnesty Every Seven Years?Wouldn’t this commandment make people hesitant to lend, knowing that the debtor could just run out... Read More
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  • Why Was the Holy Temple Built on a Slope?The Tabernacle with which the Israelites sojourned through the desert was entirely level, why would... Read More
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Upcoming Holiday
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Daily Thought
The Ari, the greatest of the kabbalists, taught that the prerequisite for the creation of the cosmos was a complete and utter withdrawal of the primordial infinite light. Only then could a finite trickle of light return to generate and sustain a universe. All the light was withdrawn. There is no information, no revelation, no enlightenment, but for an infinitesimal afterglow attainable to those who toil for a lifetime. But the origin of light, the essential core of reality—that was never withdrawn. It is always accessible, everywhere, at all times, to all...