Rabbi Alon Anava – Interesting class held in the U.S. several years ago explaining the significance of your name and the letters in your name and how it may aide you in giving a roadmap to your life’s purpose.
Rabbi Trugman – Shares really interesting word re-arrangements from existing words in the Torah and Tanach. For example, one name for Pesach (Passover), which is coming up shortly, is “Chag Aviv” (Holiday of Spring). If you take the first letter of the word Aviv which is Alef (one) that represents Avraham, the second letter which is Beit (two) represents Yitzchak and Yaakov, the last two letters Yud and Beit (twelve) are the twelve tribes. This all is the start of the Jewish people which happened in the first month of Nissan in Egypt where we became a nation. Additionally, the same word Aviv can be divided the first two letters Aleph plus Beit or Av which means father and the last two letters Yud and Beit which means twelve equals the father of the 12 or the first of the twelve months of the Hebrew calendar which is again the first month of Nissan where the Jewish calendar started as a nation in Egypt. Many more neat examples in the video.
Rabbi Trugman – Tells us the significance of the small letters in the Torah. For example, the little heh at the beginning and how it foretold that its appearance would be put into Avraham’s name in the future. Additionally, the little aleph which is at the beginning of Leviticus which occurs on Rosh Chodesh Nissan and the many allusions of why its little including that Moshe wrote it small as an act of humility (Hashem is humble and Moshe emulates Hashem). If you would like to learn more about the small letters in the Torah please watch Rabbi Trugman’s video (~35 minutes).
Rabbi Trugman – Although many people do not realize it, Hebrew is a pictorial language where the form of each letter has great significance. Along with the names of the letter and their numerical equivalents, the shapes of the letters shed great light on a word’s composition and hold within their forms many deep and profound secrets.
Personal Thoughts – This lecture contains some really interesting ideas about the Hebrew letters and their deeper meaning. At the beginning of the class, Rabbi Trugman shows how the letter Beit is actually contained inside the letter Peh and the analogy of Hashem speaking out the Beit in Breisheit (the first word in the Torah).
Rabbi Trugman – This lecture was recorded on Erev Shavuot but the content is still very much relevant. The Rabbi reveals the incredible secrets of the Hebrew letters that are the building blocks on the very World in which we live.
Personal Thoughts – Great to learn about the foundation blocks the Hebrew letters represent and its depth.