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Introduction to Letters of Light: The Meaning of the Hebrew Alphabet

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by Raskin, Rabbi Aaron L.

“The Mishnah states: ‘With Ten Utterances G-d created the world.’ As a carpenter employs tools to build a home, so G-d utilized the twenty-two letters of the alef-beis to form heaven and earth.

 

They are the metaphorical wood, stone and nails, corner­posts and crossbeams of our earthly and spiritual existence.”