“Unpacking” is my approach to exploring the deeper or hidden meanings of Hebrew words. It’s a combination of gematria (Jewish numerology), letter meanings, grammar, and intuition. Emunah (אמונה) = Faith Gematria: 102 or 3 Emunah (אמונה) faith means being a vessel that both receives and shares the Presence of the Divine through thought, speech, and action….
Unpacking: Tov (טוב) Good
A few years back, I got curious about what the Torah might really mean by “good.” Good is one of the first concepts we’re introduced to in the Torah. וַיַּ֧רְא אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הָא֖וֹר כִּי־ט֑וֹב וַיַּבְדֵּ֣ל אֱלֹהִ֔ים בֵּ֥ין הָא֖וֹר וּבֵ֥ין הַחֹֽשֶׁךְ׃ God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:4…