Category Archives: Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev/Kedushas Levi

Rosh haShannah Short Shorts

Some short shorts to get you ready for Rosh haShannah. The Maggid of Mezeritch writes that we have forgotten our divine mother tongue, and so on Rosh haShannah we blow the shofar, which is just a voice without words, and … Continue reading

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Leaning Ladders

Two teachings of Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, from Kedushas Levi, Parshat Shemot. These are the names of the children of Israel…  …אלה שמות בני ישראל Exodus 1:1 Leah named Reuven so “for God has seen my affliction and now my … Continue reading

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The Creator created everything, and is everything, and is included in everything.

From Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Parshat Bereishit. בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ            In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… Genesis 1:1 The principle is that the Creator created … Continue reading

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Hold the Wine

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine. ישקני מנשיקות פיהו כי טובים דודיך מיין  Song of Songs 1:1 (1) There are two aspects of divine service. One serves God because God … Continue reading

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The Power of the Tongue

Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Parshat Emor. וַיֹּאמֶר יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶל מֹשֶׁה אֱמֹר אֶל הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם לְנֶפֶשׁ לֹא יִטַּמָּא  G!d said to Moses, “Speak to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, saying to them, ‘None shall defile himself.’” … Continue reading

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Three Masters on Song of Songs

In celebration of Pesach: three teachings on the opening verse of Song of Songs, each a little more challenging than the last. The Song of Songs, which is le’Shlomo.             שיר השירים אשר לשלמה From Levi … Continue reading

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A full life

A teaching of Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, from Kedushas Levi, Parshat Tetzaveh. And you shall fill the hand of Aaron and the hand of his sons.  מִלֵּאתָ יַד אַהֲרֹן וְיַד בָּנָיו          Exodus 29:9 (1) Wholeness is … Continue reading

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