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Friday, October 15, 2010

Repeatitive Wording

As we take a look at the name of this week's Parshas Lech Lecha, the Hebrew lettering shows the word as the letters Lamed & Chof being repeated, but just with different vowels, as Lech means "Go" and Lecha means "for yourself". In the context, Hashem tells Avrohom to make Aliyah.

To note, both words having the same letters is each the Gematria of the letter Noon. And as we know, both Rabbeinu's and Rebbe Nosson's names begin and end with a Noon. And in this case - BOTH Rabbeinu and Rebbe Nosson spoke/wrote very strongly about the importance of Eretz Yisroel and living in it. While both of them lived and got buried outside of Israel, both of them made it a point to visit Israel sometime in their lives, which was very challenging in those days, as then, the few who made it to Israel came there to live, and certainly it was not being the tourist country then the way that it is today due to modern technology.

And while Israel is compared to the body and the Torah is compared to the Neshama, one can't realistically live as a good Jew with one without the other; we need BOTH - Torah & Israel. We see that the Torah was given on the "fiftieth day" and Hashem's very first message to Avrahom Ovinu in the Torah is moving to Israel with a double wording in which each word is the Gematria of fifty. (See my latest post at where in the midst of this post, I mention more about the subject of living in Israel as a spiritual aspect)

And as we know in Breslov, on cannot live as a complete Jew without the holy teachings of Rabbeinu and Rebbe Nosson.

Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman

P.S. As you can see, the time of this post is 4:12 AM. Noting this number, the number 412 is the Gematria of the word Bayis, which means home. And our Jewish home in this world is Israel, the beginning topic of this week's Parsha.

1 comment:

chezi said...

Great post. I really enjoyed