Category Archives: Bereishit

One for Two and Two for One

Here’s a teaching of R. Aharon of Karlin (1802-1872) based on teachings his grandfather, Aharon the Great of Karlin (1736-1772), one of the earliest Hasidic rebbes, gave at Simhat Torah. Before we start, it’s worth taking a look at the … 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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Let there be light

Ten teachings on Parshat Bereishit attributed to the Baal Shem Tov. From Sefer Teshuot Chen, Parshat Tazria, by Gedaliyahu of Linits (a disciple of Yaakov Yosef of Polnoye and one of the primary sources for tales about the Baal Shem Tov): The … Continue reading

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