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The Foundation Stone“When the Holy One, blessed is He, created His world, He created it like an infant born from its mother. For a fetus born from the mother, begins from its navel and expands outward to all four directions so too, the Holy One, blessed is He, began to create the world from the Foundation Stone and from that, the entire world was established.” - Midrash Tanchuma – Pikudei #3

 

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The Foundation Stone“When the Holy One, blessed is He, created His world, He created it like an infant born from its mother. For a fetus born from the mother, begins from its navel and expands outward to all four directions so too, the Holy One, blessed is He, began to create the world from the Foundation Stone and from that, the entire world was established.” - Midrash Tanchuma – Pikudei #3

 

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Tu Bishvat-Trees & Humans Part Four Print E-mail

Tu-BishvatTranscribed by Michael Beller: So if we are right it has to be that the earth itself produced the sin. The groundwork for the sin predates Adam. When God originally told the trees how to grow, He told then to grow so that
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Tu Bishvat-Trees & Humans Part Three Print E-mail

tu-bishvatTranscribed by Michael Beller: The Beit haMikdash is referred to as a forest, based on a verse. The Gemara of Yoma asks, “Why is the Beit haMikdash referred to as a forest, as it says in a verse from Kings, this is to tell you just as
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Tubishvat-Trees & Humans Part Two-Pre-Sin Print E-mail

tubishvat-Garden-of-edenTranscribed by Michael Beller: The Gemara on Rosh Hashana says as follows, “Shavuot is the only time we bring bread onto the mizbeach, why do we bring these two loaves of bread on Shavuot? Because that’s really when fruits are
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Tubishvat-Trees & Humans Part One Print E-mail

tu-bishvat-tubishvatTranscribed by Michael Beller: Tubishvat, the 15th day of Shevat, is the Rosh Hashana for trees. You have to wonder why there is a Rosh Hashana for trees? There are very basic halachic reasons to why we have a Rosh Hashana for trees,
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Tu Bishvat 15 Print E-mail

Tu BishvatKing David compares human beings to trees. In Psalm 92 he sings; “The righteous person shall flower like a date palm and grow tall like a cedar of Lebanon.” Why does King David use
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Tu Bishvat 14 Print E-mail

Tu BishvatAccording to the Ba’al Shem Tov, all growth requires three stages: Hachna’a –humility, Havdala – Separation, and Hamtakah – Sweetening.
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Tu Bishvat: Perek Shirah - Wheat Print E-mail

Tu BishvatThe Wheat sings, “A song of ascents, from the depths, I called to You, O God.” (Psalms 130:1) The Baal HaTanya explains that the food of the wheat is hidden, for it, one of the basic
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Tu Bishvat: Perek Shirah - Barley Print E-mail

barleyThe barley sings, “A prayer of the poor person when he swoons and pours out his supplications before God.” (Psalms 102:1) Barley is the poor man’s food, (Pesachim 3b, Shabbat 51b),
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Tu Bishvat: Perek Shirah - The Date Palm Print E-mail

Tu BishvatThe date palm sings, ““The righteous person shall flower like a date palm and grow tall like a cedar of Lebanon.” The Midrash (Tanchumah Lech Lecha #5) teaches, “Why are the righteous
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