Bo 5780

January 28, 2020

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 26th, 2020

Why were the Israelites kneading bowls “wrapped” [צרורות] in their cloaks?

This week’s handout: 15 Bo 5780

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Va’era 5780

January 21, 2020

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 19th, 2020

How “tomorrow” is different than “yesterday” — in Biblical Hebrew.

This week’s handout: 14 Va’era 5780

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Shemot 5780

January 14, 2020

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 12th, 2020

Moses’ speech impediment … no more straw … and the Amarna Letters.

This week’s handout: 13 Shemot 5780

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Vayehi 5780

January 7, 2020

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 5th, 2020

In Gen 48:11 Israel tells Joseph, “I never expected to see you again” — but he is really saying something much more than that.

This week’s handout: 12 Vayehi 5780

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Vayigash 5780

December 31, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 29th, 2019

Joseph married Asenath daughter of Poti-phera priest of On — but who or what was On?

This week’s handout: 11 Vayigash 5780

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Miketz 5780

December 24, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 22nd, 2019

The difference between a “sack” and an amtahat (and why it matters).

This week’s handout: 10 Miketz 5780

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Vayeshev 5780

December 17, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 15th, 2019

Joseph and the “Fugitive Hero Pattern”

This week’s handout: 09 Vayeshev 5780

Read Ed Greenstein’s essay here: https://thetorah.com/moses-and-the-fugitive-hero-pattern/

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Vayishlach 5780

December 10, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 8th, 2019

In Genesis 11 and Genesis 18, God “comes down.”  This week — and one other place in the Bible — God “goes up.”

This week’s handout: 08 Vayishlach 5780

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Vayetze 5780

December 3, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of December 1st, 2019

If you are a male slave, you are an עבד [eved].  But if you are a female slave, are you …

1) an אמה [amah]

2) a שפחה [shifchah] or

3) both of the above?

This week’s handout: 07 Vayetze 5780

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Toledot 5780

November 26, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 24th, 2019

Isaac wants “a dish” such as he likes — a word that appears over and over again in this chapter, and in only one other chapter in the Bible.  Does that location have a clue to the meaning of our story?

This week’s handout: 06 Toledot 5780

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