The Wisdom of Hebrew Letters
This time we wanted to share with you the following story.
It happened in a Jewish school in old Russia.
One of the school boys forgot to bring his ink bottle and asked the boy at his side for some of his ink.
“No,” replied the latter. “I don’t have enough; you should have brought from home.”
So the first boy had to ask someone else.
The teacher noticed this and said nothing, but a half hour later he asked the second boy if he could show the class an Aleph, a Bet and a Gimmel (the first three letters of the Hebrew alphabet).
“Of course,” answered the child as he pointed in one of his books.
“This is an Aleph, this a Bet, and this a Gimmel.”
“No,” said the teacher. “You are wrong.”
The boy was confused.
“But teacher”, he said, “this is what you taught us… this is what we have been reading for the last two years!”
“No,” the teacher repeated. “You are wrong.”
“Aleph is: When your friend asks you for ink, you give it to him.
“Bet is: When your friend asks for ink, you give it to him.
“Gimmel is: When your friend asks for ink, you give it to him.”
Aleph is the only totally silent letter of the 22 consonants composing the Hebrew alphabet – it represents the unrevealed, infinite spiritual.
Note that the letters of the name of the letter ‘Aleph’, read backwards become the word ‘Peleh’.
which means an inexplicable wonder – the wonder of the infinite spiritual being manifested within the finite physical!!
Yoel & Orly
PS – We have some new ‘cool’ ideas for new programs we want to prepare for the next year.
These ideas were generated from the experience of several students who have been lately using some of the new elements…
So, in just a few weeks, we will be having a webinar in which we will share these ideas with you.
Stay tuned, as we finalize the date.
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