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This "action" is part of the "kavanah" process. We create a "Dwelling place for the Holy One, blessed be He in the lower realms". This is accomplished through the mitzvot being fulfilled on the level of thought, speech and action. This idea of raising the hands is also repeated in connection with the blessing of the Kohanim, who also raise their hands. It is ...


The Rambam explains that the less physical your perception the closer it is to understanding Hashem. He explains that the darkness said to surround Hashem is our own darkness because of our physicality. The higher you go the more you are relating to the pure and non-physical. Above us are the stars, who are more constant and less composite. This is an ...

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