Lilith

Lilith (Hebrew: לילית Lilit; Arabic: ليليث ‎Līlīt) is a female Mesopotamian storm demon associated with wind and was thought to be a bearer of disease, illness, and death.
Lilith appears as a night demon in Jewish lore and as a screech owl in Isaiah 34:14 in the King James version of the Bible. In later folklore, “Lilith” is the name for Adam’s first wife.

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Davening Confession Time

I just davened Maariv in Zichron Moshe. No offense meant to anyone buuuut… every time I have an American Litvak as Baal Tefileh I have to hold myself back from making remarks/joking about his Hebrew. lol. Just now I caught myself repeating after the baal tefileh’s kaddish in his heavily Americanized Hebrew. I quickly stopped though… because my friend was giving me a hilarious oh-no-you-don’t-please-stop-now-or-I’ll-laugh look. So I stopped after three words.

You can say a lot about us chassidim, how we speak English (or any other language) with a Yiddish or “Chassidish” accent, etc, etc, but at least we don’t sound like a Yankee while davening to Hashem. I’d rather sound like a heimishe Yid while speaking a goyishe sprach than like a NYC cabdriver while davening in Loshon HaKodesh. :-P 

In hebrew the word I (אני) and nothing (אין) contains the same letters. I found it an interesting idea, that only the order makes the difference between “me” and the “nothingness”, so I made this drawing with the two words.

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Deliver Us in Hebrew. 

1000 times better than the English. 

A depiction of the Tree of Life, a symbol used in the esoteric Judaic tradition known as Kabbalah

The sefirot, or “emanations”, that compose the Tree are the means through which Ein Sof (“the Infinite”/”no end”/”endless”) is revealed and how Ein Sof purportedly creates the physical and metaphysical realities.