I’ve never done this before on this blog, so this a first — a riddle:


What do these two figures represent? Please post your answers in the Comment area.

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By |2014-01-09T21:51:13+00:00January 9th, 2014|Beshalach, Bo, Parshah, Shemot, Uncategorized|4 Comments

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Alexander Poltorak was trained as a theoretical physicist in Russia. He is Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation. Dr. Poltorak served as an Assistant Professor of Biomathematics at Cornell University Medical College, as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Touro College, he guest-lectured at Columbia University School of Engineering and Business School. He is presently affiliated with the CUNY serving as an adjunct professor of physics at the City College of New York and Research Fellow at the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers. Alex Poltorak authored several books and many articles. He blogs about physics, kabbalah and Jewish philosophy.


  1. MP January 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    m’lemalah lematah (from up down) and m’lematah lemalah (from down up)

  2. Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    שתי מזוזות ומשקוף
    מלמעלמ”ט ומלמטלמ”ע
    אור ישר\אור חוזר

  3. Dovid January 10, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

    So the first figure is mmate lmala, where when you look up, the lintel is imposing, it’s a cap. That’s our present. Whereas when looking down mlmala lmata the walls are all that matter (past and future) whereas the present is an afterthought, without significant consequence.

  4. Fred January 10, 2014 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Masculine and Feminine

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