Nitzavim VaYelech: Writing Your Own Song

ועתה כתבו לכם את השירה הזאת ולמדה את בני ישראל שימה בפיהם למען תהיה לי השירה הזאת לעד בבני ישראל Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach thou it the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 31: 19 The last commandment of the Torah is…

Coming Soon: The Gates of Light – A Podcast Series on Shaarei Orah.

At Dew of Your Youth we’re excited to announce a new podcast series coming up! The series will be a study of the classical 14 century Kabbalistic masterpiece, the Shaare Orah (שערי אורה), written by the renown Spanish Kabbalistic, Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla. In Shaare Orah, Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla enumerates and lucidly explains various names of G-d as they pertain to the ten sefirot and each…

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim (Ki Tetzei)

לא-יבוא ממזר בקהל ה A bastard shall not come into the Congregation of the L-rd –Deuteronomy 23:3 I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling -Frida Kahlo Let’s discuss the shunned bastard. That mongrel who, through no apparent fault of his own, is forever doomed to carry the burden…