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Bari Mitzmann

The word tablet brings two different ideas to mind that are actually connected.

In today’s day and age, a tablet is essentially a portable handheld device that can be used for information, education or entertainment. It allows us to have the world at our fingertips, no matter where we go. Some come with built-in internet connection and others allow you to download books, videos and other pieces of media to explore even in a place where internet connection is nowhere to be found.


In Judaism, “tablets” is the translation of the word “luchot.” They are the first written delivery of Hashem’s word to the Jewish people after leaving Egypt. We know that the luchot are the blueprint for Torah and when studied, one can find a plethora of mitzvot connected to each one of the commandments. The tablets were our first tangible source of information given to us by Hashem. It is where our non-separable connection began. No matter where we are or what we do, we have that means of connection. We have the Torah available to us as information and education.

We need to choose to take the tablet(s) with us in order to utilize them to their potential. The only difference is, the tablets man created are flawed; The ones Hashem created are perfect.

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Bari Mitzmann is a popular podcaster whose goal is to empower women, normalize mental illness, and discuss seemingly taboo topics in the Jewish community. She has a MA in education and has worked in outreach.