Posts Tagged ‘Bernard Levinson’

Ki Tetze 5777

August 29, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 27th, 2017

The congregation of the Lord (Deut 23:2) served as the national governing body, akin to a popular legislature, that was charged with a broad range of judicial, political, and policy matters (Judg. 20:2). – Bernard Levinson, Jewish Study Bible

This week’s handout:  49 Ki Tetze 5777

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Re’eh 5777

August 15, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 13th, 2017

Deut. 15:18

When you do set him free, do not feel aggrieved; for in the six years he has given you double the

service of a hired man.

RASHI : Double the service of a hired man. From this verse the Sages derive that a Hebrew

slave may be asked to serve his master both during the day and at night; that is “double” what

one may require of a hired man. What kind of “service” does he do at night? His master provides

him with one of his Canaanite slave women; whatever offspring they produce belong to the

owner.

This week’s handout:  47 Re’eh 5777

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Devarim 5777

July 25, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of July 23rd, 2017

Deut. 1:5 – On the other side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to

expound this Teaching. הואיל משה באר את התורה הזאת

This week’s handout:  44 Devarim 5777

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Hukkat 5777

June 27, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of June 25th, 2017

“Instruct the Israelite people to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid.”

Nili Fox, “Numbers,” Jewish Study Bible:  “Generations have puzzled over the color of this cow.”  But we’re going to puzzle over that … yoke.

This week’s handout:  39 Hukkat 5777

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V’zot ha-Bracha 5776-77

October 18, 2016

This is Torah Talk for October 24th and 25th, 2016

Who is missing from the Blessing of Moses, and why?
And how is he not quite missing after all?

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Ki Tavo 5776

September 20, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 18th, 2016

Who is the “wandering Aramean” of Deut 26:5?
And why is he called an Aramean, of all things?

This week’s handout:  50-ki-tavo-5776

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Re’eh 5776

August 30, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 28th, 2016

What is a “dream-diviner” … and what is he doing in Deuteronomy 13?

This week’s handout:  47 Re’eh 5776

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