Category Archives: Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir/Or HaMeir

A member of the Maggid of Mezeritch’s inner circle. Zhitomir was a center of Hasidism in the Ukraine. Or HaMeir was published in Koretz in 1795, and Rabbi Wolf died in 1800.

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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What goes around comes around

A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, Or haMeir, Behaalotecha If you see people spreading lies about you, know for sure they are only giving you back your own, and that you have brought this upon yourself because you could … Continue reading

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The World is a Mirror

A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, from Or haMeir on Parshat Naso Everywhere you happen to look and everything you happen to see, even the ugly and the coarse, you should understand that it was not for nothing that God … Continue reading

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49 Steps

Excerpts from R. Ze’ev Wolf of Zhitomir’s teachings on Counting the Omer, from Or haMeir. וּסְפַרְתֶּם לָכֶם מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת מִיּוֹם הֲבִיאֲכֶם אֶת עֹמֶר הַתְּנוּפָה שֶׁבַע שַׁבָּתוֹת Count for yourselves, from the morrow of the rest day from the day you … Continue reading

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Wearing Holy-Glasses

A teaching from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, Or Hameir, Parshat Kedoshim.  וַיְדַבֵּר יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: דַּבֵּר אֶל כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אֲנִי יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם God spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all of Israel and … Continue reading

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Or HaMeir on the Four Children

A paraphrase of several teachings on Pesach and the Haggadah from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, Or HaMeir. Blessed be the Omnipresent One for giving the Torah to the Children of Israel. The Torah speaks of four children: the wise, the wicked, … 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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