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The "Energy of THE HEBEW LETTERS"
 
 
 
 
   
Resh

POOR MAN. EVIL PERSON. HEAD OR BEGINNING.
The word “resh or reish” stands for rash, one who is poor. The status of poverty.
The Talmud states: “There is no poor person except he who is poor in knowledge”. The resh is far away from G-d. He entertains flagrant, evil thoughts and speaks negatively. He is spiritually bereft; the poorest of the poor. The reish stands for the word rasha, which means an evil person.
We know, however, that when a wicked person repents, he becomes a baal teshuva, and is therefore higher than a tzadik. In such a case, the reish no longer means rasha, but rosh, or “Head”.
So, the resh, at times poor and at times wicked, has the ability to do teshuva. It can awake from its slumber and repent. It can be transformed into the rosh: the head of the Jewish People.
Form: the resh is composed by two lines, one horizontal and one vertical. It looks very similar to the dalet, but the dalet has a yud which the resh lacks. The yud represents one who is subservient to G-d and adheres to every letter of the law. The two lines of the resh represent intellect and speech for his own gratification. That speech and thoughts are often directed to hurting and conspiring against others.
Numerical Value: 200.
Number two hundred represents: a poor person is permitted to collect charity from a synagogue if he does not possess two hundred zuz.

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