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Unifying the Physical and Spiritual

One of Judaism’s basic goals is the unification of the physical and spiritual realms, both on the practical and mystical levels. The relationship between the physical and the spiritual can be compared to that of matter and energy. Science changed our perception of reality forever when it revealed that matter is in essence pure energy. […]

A Lesson in Jewish History

“And there arose a new king in Egypt who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1:8). The Torah recounts that after the deaths of Jacob and his sons, a new king came to power “who did not know Joseph.” This characterization is somewhat surprising, for how could anyone who knew Egypt’s recent history not be aware […]