Posts Tagged ‘Carol Meyers’

Hayyei Sarah 5779

October 30, 2018

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 28th, 2018

Gen. 25:5  Abraham willed all that he owned to Isaac; 6 but to Abraham’s sons by concubines Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and he sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the East.

Wait … what exactly is a concubine? 

This week’s handout:  05 Hayyei Sarah 5779

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Vayelech 5778-79

September 11, 2018

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 9th, 2018

Deut. 31:7  Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel: “Be strong and

resolute [חזק ואמץ], for it is you who shall go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their

fathers to give them.

Joshua is going to hear this phrase again 4 times in chapter 1 of his own book.

And guess who else is going to hear it?

This week’s handout:  52 Vayelech 5778-79
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Bemidbar 5778

May 15, 2018

This is Torah Talk for the week of May 13th, 2018

Num. 3:7 They shall perform duties for him and for the whole community before the Tent of Meeting, doing the work of the Tabernacle.

But how can the Tabernacle and the Tent of Meeting be the same thing when the Tent of Meeting existed — OUTSIDE the camp — before the Tabernacle was created?

This week’s handout:  34 Bemidbar 5778