25 10, 2015

The Tashlich Ceremony: Another Bribe to Silence Satan

By |2015-10-25T02:29:18-07:00October 25th, 2015|Thoughts|

                                            The Tashlich Ceremony: Another Bribe to Silence Satan   Tashlich is a rite like kapparot whose non-rational basis is very obvious. The tashlich ceremony preserves a superstitious belief held by the Jewish masses of ancient times concerning water and the divine beings that dwell around it. The rite has been reinterpreted over time, [...]

23 07, 2015

The Cherubim and Guide 3:32

By |2015-07-23T06:06:51-07:00July 23rd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                                  The Cherubim and Guide 3:32   Last week I wrote about the Ark of the Covenant that had two angle-like figures on its top and two poles protruding at its bottom. I showed that the ark, its top, and bottom remarkably resembled the ark used by the Egyptians before the Torah was revealed. [...]