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Bar Mitzvah: A Soulful Transition

Jan 05, 2014  |  By Arik Barel

The term “Bar Mitzvah” refers to two things: As soon as a Jewish boy turns 13 years old he automatically becomes a “Bar Mitzvah”, and is recognized by Jewish tradition as having the same moral and ethical responsibilities for his decisions and actions as a full grown man. However, the term “Bar Mitzvah” also refers to the religious ceremony that generally follows soon afterwards. Why 13? Until age 13 for […]

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Ana Bekoach: The Mystical Prayer

Dec 08, 2013  |  By Arik Barel
Ana Bekoach

The Ana Bekoach is a mystical prayer written in the 1st century by the great Kabbalist, Rabbi Nehunia Ben Hakannah, (who was also the author of “The Bahir”, one of the most important of all classical kabbalah texts). A prayer for Israel’s redemption from exile, the Ana Bekoach is composed from a unique formula of 42 letters written in seven sentences of six words each, letters which are also thought […]

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Shema Yisrael: A Declaration of Faith

Dec 01, 2013  |  By Arik Barel

Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Echad (“Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One”) (Deuteronomy 6:4) are the first words of the Jewish prayer known as the Shema Yisrael. The most famous of all Jewish sayings, no other prayer defines the essence of Judaism more than the Shema. It is the first prayer that a Jewish child is taught to say and the last words a […]

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