Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rabbi Winston and the Number 11

Rabbi Pinchas Winston discusses the significance of the number 11 found in this week's parshah, and how it affects Jewish history, especially in recent times.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Todah Rabbah Devorah,

As the author of "the Equation of Life," Rabbi Pinchas Winston brings us to greater depths of meaning that border on the profound and sublime in this presentation.

ג וְהַמַּשְׂכִּלִים--יַזְהִרוּ, כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ; וּמַצְדִּיקֵי, הָרַבִּים, כַּכּוֹכָבִים, לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. {פ} 3 And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn the many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
ד וְאַתָּה דָנִיֵּאל, סְתֹם הַדְּבָרִים וַחֲתֹם הַסֵּפֶר--עַד-עֵת קֵץ; יְשֹׁטְטוּ רַבִּים, וְתִרְבֶּה הַדָּעַת. 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'

May our "Daat" be tov equating to the Etz Chaim.

ps : the light explosion at the 42nd minute mark was just so cool.