Ruth brought something into the Jewish people that enabled King David to fight his battles – and win.
So with no further ado, here comes NYS’s (in)famous ‘kabbalistic’* theory of cooking. The way I see it, cooking is all about the interplay of four elements that parallel the four primal mystic elements of creation. These are: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Creating a successful dish depends on nothing more than achieving a balance-point, Read more
The Erev Rav (the mysterious ‘mixed multitude’ of Egyptians who joined the Jewish people upon their liberation from Pharaoh’s Egypt) has long struck me as one of the deepest and most fascinating topics in Jewish/Kabalistic thought. Now, after reading B.R. Levy’s comprehensive yet user-friendly exposition of the subject, I realize that it is (at least Read more
An exploration into The Zone found within and around every candle lit for a mitzvah, such as Shabbos and Chanukah, leads into the unique Alef Zone, making a person rich, and money may even follow.
For many a baal teshuvah, one of the biggest tests is to give up being ‘cool’. I guess before you can give something up, you have to know what it is, right? So what is ‘cool’? Not an easy term to define; but I’ll take a stab at it. Cool includes a certain irony, a Read more