Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Hebrew Letters

My Hebrew teacher, Gilla Nissan, led a 10-week series in my home in the last few months.
Gilla leading discussion

She led us in understanding the properties of each of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet:
 alef, bet, gimel...

Each session was filled with ha-Ruach (the Spirit) as Gilla explained things and then led us in meditation.

According to kabalat tradition, God created the whole universe through the Hebrew letters.

After all, Genesis 1 each act of creation begins with "and God said..."  If the Word was the means of creation, the letters are the forces behind the Word.

This is also reflected in the first chapter of the Gospel according to John.

Here's Gilla's website for more information:

The class will continue at a new location in Santa Monica.  Gilla also gives classes in Sherman Oaks.

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