Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I am the Place

In memory of Neely Snyder and in honor of her heroic husband, Joshua.


I am the Place


In which you sit
Life, vest,
Oxygen, mask.


I am the belt
Holding you tight
Buckling and
Unbuckling.


I am the seat
That makes you float
If you hug me
Against your chest.


I am the One
Who comforts you,
Pilot now signaling
It is safe to stand.




Note: "The Place" (HaMakom) is one of G-d's names, used primarily in the words of consolation used in addressing those in mourning, ("sitting Shivah"). 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pi and the Kabbalah of Time

B"H

In this blog, we've been presenting two patterns found in the calendar: cycles of weeks (based on the Counting of the Omer) and cycles of 22 days (based on the Three Weeks of Mourning).

It was recently brought to my attention that the number Pi, so essential to mathematics, is approximately 22/7. And so it is with the calendar. For every Pi (3.14...) weeks of the calendar we complete, we fulfill one cycle of 22 days. Pretty amazing...
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