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3.19 Types of Love
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Based on Chovos HaLevavos – Shaar Ahavas Hashem (Chapter 2) In order to describe the different types of love that one might have for God, the Chovos HaLevavos employs the metaphor of the different types of love that a servant might have for his master. This comes in three kinds: (1) A servant might love his […]
Tzarich Iyun: Kissing the Mezuzah
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Misconception: There is a Talmudic source for the common practice of kissing the mezuzah upon entering and exiting a room. FACT: There is no Talmudic source obligating one to kiss the mezuzah, although there may be a source for touching the mezuzah. Kissing the mezuzah seems to have been introduced by the Arizal (sixteenth century), […]