Mystical Classics

An anthology from the Shelah, the Alshich, the Ohr Hachayim, and others

Suspect Sister
Suspect Sister
When Abraham added that "my soul would remain alive", he did not refer only to his physical survival.
Here to Serve
Slavery in Egypt was preparation for becoming servants of G‑d.
We were given the power to bless others.
If a block of wood is kindled and yet the fire does not catch on, splinter it until it blazes.
The First Priest
Malki-Tzedek lost his priesthood because he blessed Abraham before he blessed G-d.
Son of Sarah
Holy Isaac was Abraham and Sarah's true progeny.
The nations knew that circumcision would set apart Avraham in holiness from the other nations, so they had plans to prevent him from doing it.
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