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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Hebrew Letters (excerpts): Yud

The Hebrew Letters (excerpts): Yud: Ten; "The tenth shall be holy"; the decimal nature of reality.


Ten Divine utterances through which the world was created.
Ten things created on the first day.
Ten things created at dusk at the end of the first Friday.
Ten generations from Adam to Noah and from Noah to Abraham.
Ten kings ruled the whole world; Ten nations given to Abraham.
Ten pure animals; Ten categories of forbidden magic.
Ten battles of Joshua; Ten essential limbs of the body.

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