Article availableCreation, the plagues, and the Torah
The 10 plagues were not only a punishment for the Egyptians. When looking at the Torah from a wider perspective, the 10 plagues were the intermediate, separation stage between the creation of the world and the giving of the Torah at Mt.Sinai. Click here to view the video and read the full article.
The 4 Names of God
The opening verses of parshat Va'eira describe 4 different levels of Divine revelation. Only 3 of these levels were revealed to the Patriarchs and a fourth would now be revealed to the Jewish people. The first three levels correspond to the the natural and supernatural understandings of Divinity. These are the basis for all rational/scientific and irrational modes of understanding reality. The fourth reveals the Divine that is beyond everything man can arrive at by himself.Click here to view the video and read the full article.