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A Skylight?

"You shall make a skylight for the ark..." (Genesis 6:16).

The word for skylight, 'tzohar' means illumination. The word for ark, teivah also means word.

Based on this, the Baal Shem Tov suggested that there is an embedded message for us in this verse. We are supposed to illuminate the words of our prayers! Prayer can often be routine, but we have to bring light into them through the intention and sincerity we bring to each word of our prayers.

By Rabbi Michael Skobac


Rabbi Michael Skobac had been involved with Jews for Judaism (Canada) since 1989 and currently serves as its Director of Education and Counselling. He is a leading authority on missionaries, cults and issues relating to Jewish continuity and Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Skobac's publications include Missionary Impossible; Counter-Missionary Survival Guide; The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspetive; and Intermarriage: Is There Ligth at teh End of the Tunnel?


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Republished by Angelique Sijbolts with permission for the Noahide Academy.

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