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Pru Uvru – Be Fruitful and Multiply

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Pru Uvru – Be Fruitful and Multiply

In his commentary to Genesis 9:1, the Malbim () taught: כי כל כח הנמצא במציאות בהכרח מוליד ופורה, והאדם יתראו בו ג’ מיני כחות. “Every force in Creation is by necessity a force for creation, for producing new and different combinations of phenomena that never existed before.” The Malbim is speaking about the power of…

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Destroy and Rebuild

R’ Shimon bar Yochai taught that those who see the Torah as a book of stories undermine the essence of the Torah: “Woe unto those who see in the Torah nothing but simple narratives and ordinary words… Every word of the Torah contains an elevated sense and sublime mystery (Zohar, Beha’alotcha 12:58). As we arrive…

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The Body of G-d

After rewinding the Torah back to the beginning we learn about the Creation story. As intriguing as the Creation story is many people make the mistake by taking the concepts of the Creation story literal and fail to understand the deeper meaning behind the Creation story. Rabbi Chaim Volozhin explained that the anthropomorphic terms of…

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