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M Wise, who added light motifs to the 'crests' of the institutions he founded:

The first creative word was,ויאמר אלהים יהי אור ויהי אור And God said, Let there be light; and it was light.' Light is the proud ornament and crown of creation; light is joy, whilst darkness is pain and mourning; light is life, but darkness is the grave and death; light is wisdom, but darkness is ignorance and folly; light is virtue, but darkness is sin and vice; light is truth, but darkness is falsehood and deception; "because the commandment is a light and the law is a lantern," therefore was light the first word of creation.

"The Light" published in The Occident, MARCH 3, 5609 sent by

Rabbi Jordan Helfam


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