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The Wizard of Avos
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Let’s talk about The Wizard of Oz. Book or Movie? Movie or Book? Now, to the honest, there are many differences between the MGM movie and L. Frank Baum’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Here are just a few of the more significant ones: *In the book, Dorothy has silver shoes. In the movie, […]
30. The Chayos and Ofanim
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The Rambam goes on to explain the vision of the angels in Ezekiel chapter 1. [III, 2] Each angel has the four faces we discussed in our previous section, four wings and two hands. Overall, however, their appearance is human, as per Ezekiel 1:5, “they had the form of a man.” The legs of the […]
Powers of Ten
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The fifth perek in Pirkei Avos starts off with an explicit theme of the number ten. Each of the first few mishnayos discuss things in groupings of ten. The first Mishna discusses why the world was created in with ten articulations (ma’amarim). The Mishna does this by asking: why could it not have been created […]
29. The Vision of God’s “Chariot”
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In the third section of Moreh Nevuchim, the Rambam comes to what he tells us is his ultimate point: explaining the Biblical sections known as ma’aseh Bereishis (the Creation account) and ma’aseh haMerkava (the account of God’s “chariot”). [III, intro] The problem, however, is that the Sages generally forbid revealing such things because they are […]
The Greatness of Man
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OU Torah presents The R. Simcha Bunim of Peshischa Wallet Card A healthy reminder of man’s place in the grand scheme of things Instructions: 1. Cut out card 2. Fold along center line 3, Glue or tape to seal 4. Carry this card in your wallet and refer to it as needed