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Posted on May 22, 2003 By Rabbi Yaakov Feldman | Series: | Level:

Let’s lay out the cosmic process of interaction between Heaven and Earth again in more detail.

Everything that happens on Earth is initiated up Above, as we’ve said. By G-d at first, then through the transcendent forces, where the “information” to be communicated is then stored. The planets and stars then transmute and “translate” all this information into earthly form in general, as we learned last time. The point to be made now is that that information is then applied to a form that’s appropriate to each individual and for every happenstance.

The broad, overarching, and far-reaching life-themes touched by this process include our mortality, well-being, sustenance, intellect, family life, and the like.

But the stars and planets don’t only transmute this information from Heaven as a matter of course. Each one lends a particular hue and tone to whatever it affects. Thus, each element of our life is affected by a particular star or planet with its own makeup, character, and idiosyncrasies as well as by the combination of stars and planets in the cosmos.

And the whole of it — from on high down to each element and every moment below — is one grand, roiling cosmic stew.

This series is dedicated to the memory of Yitzchak Hehrsh ben Daniel, and Sarah Rivka bas Yaakov Dovid.

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