Bereshit A: Chapter 9

"Let there be lights"


According to the Zohar, it is at this point in the process of Creation that the children's disease called croup was brought forth into existence. This disease is governed by Lilit, a particularly negative female angel whose name we do not pronounce. She has the ability to remove children - Heaven Forbid - from our physical realm, if there is an opportunity to do so. Through the Hebrew letters, we draw the power of protection for our children.