This is Torah Talk for the week of January 8, 2017
Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years — and Joseph lived in Canaan for 17 years.
This week’s handout: 12-vayehi-5777
Tags:Claus Westermann, Genesis, Jacob, Joseph, Kimhi, Nahum Sarna, patriarchs, Radak Posted in podcast | Leave a Comment »
This is Torah Talk for the week of October 30th, 2016
What are the “one” words that the people who build the Tower of Babel had?
And why doesn’t the story say that they spoke a single “tongue”?
This weeks’ handout: 02-noach-5777
Tags:Abarbanel, Claus Westermann, E.A. Speiser, Genesis, Gersonides, Kimhi, Rashi, Robert Alter, Shem Ham and Japheth, Tower of Babel, Umberto Cassuto, דברים אחדים, מגדל בבל Posted in podcast | Leave a Comment »
This is Torah Talk for [the rest of] the week of October 23rd, 2016
What is crouching at Cain’s door?
And is it really “crouching,” or is something more sinister going on?
This week’s handout: 01-bereshit-5777
Tags:Abel, Abraham ibn Ezra, Baruch Schwartz, Cain, Claus Westermann, Genesis, sin crouching at the door, Umberto Cassuto Posted in podcast | Leave a Comment »
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