Category Archives: Exegesis

Procuring Atonement

If Christian missionaries seek to hold up Leviticus 17:11 to bolster their position that blood sacrifices are indispensable for procuring an atonement, they must use all of the verse, and not dispense with any part of it. Leviticus 17:11 specifically … Continue reading

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Parshat Tetzaveh

Parshat Tetzaveh Shabbat, 9 Adar, 5778 24 February, 2018 Shmoth 28.33 “And on its bottom hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and crimson wool, on its bottom hem all around, and golden bells in their midst all around. … Continue reading

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The Ark of the Covenant

B”H The Ark of the Covenant It’s Measurements and Gematria Shmoth (Exodus) 25.10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a … Continue reading

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Parshat Va’eira – Moshe’s Speech Impediment?

In Parshat Shmoth (4.10) Moshe describes himself to Hashem as, literally “not a man of words.” The word “d’varim” is related to prophetic speech, concerning the Commandments of HaShem, not ordinary (amar) speech which explains the prophetic words of HaShem. … Continue reading

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Jordanian Sheikh Causes Stir With Claims Israel Belongs to Jews

Sheikh Ahmed Aladoan, who visited Israel last year, based his assertions that Palestinian claims to Israel are false on the Koran. Haaretz Feb 21, 2014 A sheikh from Jordan’s prominent Adwan tribe caused a stir recently when he said that … Continue reading

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This Week’s Parsha – A halachic question? “Where is Sarah …?”

Rabbi … : Shalom. I came across this article “The Tapestry of Moshiach and Ruth” wherein the author, Greg Killian posits that [from this weeks parsha], Avraham is asked a halachic question when he is asked “Where is Sarah …?” … Continue reading

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Because of the word of Sarai

B”H יזוַיְנַגַּ֨ע יְהֹוָ֧ה | אֶת־פַּרְעֹ֛ה נְגָעִ֥ים גְּדֹלִ֖ים וְאֶת־בֵּית֑וֹ עַל־דְּבַ֥ר שָׂרַ֖י אֵ֥שֶׁת אַבְרָֽם “And the L-RD plagued Pharaoh [with] great plagues as well as his household, because of the word of Sarai, Abram’s wife.” al devar Sarai עַל־דְּבַ֥ר שָׂרַ֖י From Midrash Tanchuma … Continue reading

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