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If the letter "Chet" means to separate and cut off, half, divide - and the meaning of the letter "Yud"| is worship, doesn’t their combination as the word "Chai" (which actually means "life") indicate “separate from worship”? I don’t see where they get "life" in this word. Please explain.

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1 Chronicles 8:9: sons of Shacharayim with wife Chodesh Yud~Vav~Bet~Bet - Yowbab - "a desert" Tzaddi~Bet~Yud~Aleph Tsibya - "roe" Mem~Yud~Shin~Aleph Meysha - "freedom" Mem~Lamed~Kaf~Mem Malkam - "their great king" I see that the letters Vav~Aleph~Tav connect each of the names . What's significant about the Aleph~Tav ? Does Aleph~Tav clarify something? I've noticed in other passages of Scripture when naming descendants or persons, Aleph~Tav isn't used. Does Aleph~Tav denote a special relationship with G-d? Curious to know.

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Hi Rabbi, I was wondering about how rabbis function in one regard.   A rabbi is allowed to "mater" (permit) things in matters of of Jewish law. Like once a rabbi told me I could eat fish at a non-kosher restaurant with my family (who are not observant). He said I should have the fish double wrapped when cooked. It was a pressing matter.   I was wondering, though, if a rabbi is allowed to "mater " and permit something for himself, or must he go to a different rabbi to get "matered" and permitted for him?

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The letters Gimmel~Pei~Resh spell "gopher," which is the specified wood for Noah's ark. The letters Gimmel~Resh~Pei spell "garaph," which is a verb meaning to bear off violently or to sweep away. The letters Pei~Gimmel~Resh spell "peger," which is a dead body, a corpse It seems that "gopher" wood seems to signify peril and impending destruction. Rabbi: Are the "holy" letters that compose Hebrew words "Divine" harbingers? Thanks!

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There are certain words that begin with Yud~Vav. When is Yud~Vav as YHVH? Yud~Vav~Aleph~Bet Yoav -- "YHVH is Father" Yud~Vav~Aleph~Chet as Yoach -- " YHVH is brother" Yud~Vav~Aleph~Lamed as Yoel -- " YHVH" is G-d " Yud~Vav~Aleph~Shin as Yoash -- " given by the Lord" (?) Yud~Vav~Bet as (I)Yov -- " persecuted " (?) When does letter Yud become "he"? Thanks for clarifying all this.

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Psalms 119:18: "Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold 'pala' (Pei~Lamed~Aleph) things in Thy law." Aleph declares His self in "pala." Indeed He is the "eye opener" so that we can see His "emeth" - Truth.

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The letters of light are infused with creative power from the Most High. When Noah built the ark (tevah: Tav~Bet~Hei), did the letters foretell the impending peril that came about? Camouflaged in tevah (ark) is bathah: (Bet~Tav~Hei), meaning desolation, destruction, end, waste. Is this coincidence or afflatus?

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Ezekiel 47:12: "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and upon that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for (medicine). trufah (Tav~Resh~Vav~Pei~Hei) remedy, healing (medicine) - also has Torah (Tav~Vav~Resh ~Hei) in it. Is the Torah chayay tree of life eternal?