Category Archives: Nach/ Prophets and Writings

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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Song of Songs, Holy of Holies

A teaching on the Song of Songs from Uziel Meizlish, Tiferet Uziel. שיר השירים אשר לשלמה   The Song of Songs, which is leShlomo. Song of Songs 1:1 The title is difficult: is it one song, or many songs? Our sages explain … 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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What G!d Lacks

A teaching of Uziel Meizlish, from Tiferet Uziel, Parshat Pekudei פקודי ה’ ישרים משמחי לב The commands of the L!RD are just, gladdening the heart. Psalms 19:9 The word for “commands,” pekudei, also means “lacks” (1). Sometimes G!d causes us … Continue reading

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Is prayer for us or for God?

From Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Parshat Vaera. And God [Elohim] said to Moses, I am the LORD [YHVH].  וַיְדַבֵּר אֱ־לֹהִים אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו אֲנִי יְ־הֹוָ־ה   Exodus 6:2 I heard a teaching in the name of my master, … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Kiss Me

A teaching on the Song of Songs, from Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Shir HaShirim Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth…     ישקני מנשיקות פיהו Song of Songs 1:2 As is known, God had the intent of … Continue reading

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A fire offering to the LORD

From Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, Meor Einayim, Parshat Ha’azinu. When a calf or lamb or goat is born, it must be left with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as a fire … Continue reading

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