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Digging Wells

After Abraham passes away, the Torah recounts that the Philistines filled all the wells he had dug with earth (Genesis 26:15). The Talmud teaches that whenever water is mentioned in the Torah it is a remez, an allusion, to Torah itself (Bava Kamma 17a). Just as organic life cannot grow or even continue to exist […]

Torah and Prophecy

As discussed in the introduction, our Sages teach that the Torah has seventy faces. The Arizal posits that there are 600,000 faces, each one corresponding to a letter in the Torah and a Jewish root soul spark. These faces represent the multi-faceted Torah perspectives revealed within the manifold levels of reality, especially as revealed through […]