Category Archives: Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt/ Ohev Yisroel

Till you can’t tell the difference

A guest posting by Ariel Evan Mayse (thanks Ariel!): a translation of R. Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apta on Purim, from Ohev Yisroel. Get ready. To see the Hebrew original, click here. Let us begin with the words of that holy … Continue reading

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G!d’s dance party: We’re all invited

Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt, the Ohev Yisroel, on Tu b’Av, the fifteenth of the month of Av. Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel said, “There never were days of joy for Israel like the fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur, for … Continue reading

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Straight to God

A teaching from Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt, Ohev Yisroel, Balak. מַה טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ יַעֲקֹב מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל                      How goodly are your tents, Jacob, and your sanctuaries, Israel. Numbers 24:5 It is … Continue reading

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The Amazing Shrinking Alef

A teaching of Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apt, from Ohev Yisroel, Parshat Vayikra. וַיִּקְרָא אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֵלָיו And He called to Moses, and God said to him… Leviticus 1:1 Many reasons have been given and secrets revealed concerning … Continue reading

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Earning Our Keep

There are in fact many different ways of serving. They seem different from the point of view of the servants who are performing the arousal from below, but above, at their heavenly root, they are gathered and united, and all proceed to the same source. All of them are made into a crown for the head of the King of Glory. Continue reading

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