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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life has been ransacked by countless generations of mankind’s insistence on searching for truth in the darkness, irrespective of light provided by a transcendent G-d. —– —– —– —– The Tree of Life is still protected, even until this day; yet, the carefully guarded path to eternal life, offers no obstacle to … Continue reading “The Tree of Life”

The Soul’s Light

“For with Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light do we see light.” – Ps. 36:10, JPS From the earliest days of ancient history, in the midst of the Garden, harmony reigned, until the serpent’s poison entered the soul’s fissure, shattering the unalloyed purity in the flame. This deadly bite brought with it a tragic curse, an admixture of … Continue reading “The Soul’s Light”

Renewal of the Soul

During taschlich, the ducks are floating, and quietly quacking in nasal dissonance. Yet, the scene is tranquil overall. —– —– —– At some point, most of the ducks have gone elsewhere… the only sign of their presence, a ripple of water, concentric circles moving out from the center, where bubbles are rising to the surface … Continue reading “Renewal of the Soul”