Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Orange = Tola'at Shani

Someone at says that the Tola'at Shani, used in the Mishkan and Bigdei Kehuna was the color orange. Shani was also the color of the thread that Rahav tied on her window so the Israelite army would save her and her family. Immediately following this, the spies came to Yehoshua and said:
וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אֶל-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, כִּי-נָתַן יְהוָה בְּיָדֵנוּ, אֶת-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ; וְגַם-נָמֹגוּ כָּל-יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ, מִפָּנֵינוּ.
Based on this, the poster said that this is the reason why orange was chosen as the color that symbolizes the entirety of the Land of Israel.

questioned that based on this Wikipedia entry, which seems to indicate that Shani is really red.

The poster
replied that an Israeli researcher found out that Shani is really orange based on this article.

also says that R' Hayim Vital, in Sha'ar Hakavanot, says that Tola'at Shani is red[dish], but represents the Hesed of Gevurah. The poster surmises that yellow is Hesed and red is Gevurah, so the combination is Hesed of Gevurah.


At Wed Jul 06, 10:17:00 PM 2005, Blogger muse said...

I love it!

At Wed Jul 13, 12:14:00 PM 2005, Blogger Yaakov said...

Originally Posted on

Chabad Rabbis Call to Participate in Rally

Following the siege imposed on Gush Katif today, Rabbi Yitzchak Yehudah Yeruslavski, secretary of the Lubavitch Rabbinical court that he and a group of additional Rabbis will arrive on Monday (18 July) at 3:00 to the 'Heichal David' hall in Netivot, to participate in the rally opening the large march towards Gush Katif, with the slogan, "In Tribute to Our Courageous Brothers".

Rabbi Yeruslavski calls all Chabadniks to arrive to the rally in order to support its participants in this important cause. Nevertheless, he explains that it is of vital importance to stay alert and refrain from being lured by provocations and to abstain from violent behavior. "If the army and the police forces attempt to halt the march at any point, we must stand still and protest by this very act of standing, but under no circumstances should anyone use force or violence against soldiers or policemen", says Rabbi Yeruslavski.


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