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Did you ever try making up a secret language? My sisters and I once did. Our “language” — just like every other language spoken around the world — is a bunch of made-up words that have nothing in common with the things being described. Every language that is, except Lashon Hakodesh, the language of the Torah.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

From chemistry to current events, from zoology to biology, we can find everything in the Torah. But only if we know how to understand the words and read the pesukim correctly to discover these hidden secrets.

First, a story. The Ramban (1194–1270) related that every person, tzaddik or rasha, can be found in the Torah. One wayward talmid named Avner brazenly asked, “Where can you find my name in the Torah?” The Ramban answered with the pasuk from Devarim (32:26), which says that Hashem will destroy Klal Yisrael and make their memory vanish from among mankind. If you look up the pasuk in Lashon Hakodesh, you’ll see that the third letter of every word spells out Avner, alef-veis-nun-reish. When Avner heard this, he jumped off a roof and killed himself. He fulfilled the fate hinted at in this pasuk.


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