Posts Tagged ‘Deuteronomy’

Yitro 5778

January 30, 2018

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

In Exodus 18:13-26, Moses’ father-in-law Jethro tells him to appoint judges — just like Jehoshaphat?  (Jaeyoung Jeon thinks so.)

This week’s handout:  17 Yitro 5778

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Lech Lecha 5778

October 24, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 22nd, 2017 

Gen 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou goest unto Zoar.

This week’s handout:  03 Lech Lecha 5778

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V’zot ha-Bracha 5777-78

October 3, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 1st, 2017 

מימינו אשדת למו

Deut. 33:2

The Lord came from Sinai;

He shone upon them from Seir;

He appeared from Mount Paran,

And approached from Ribeboth-kodesh,

Lightning flashing at them from His right.b

b Meaning of Heb. mimino eshdath uncertain, perhaps a place name.

Masorah:      This is one of 15 cases where the written text has a single word that is to be read out loud as two words.

This week’s handout:  54 V’zot ha-Bracha 5777-78

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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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Toledot 5777

November 29, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 27th, 2016

What is meant by saying that Abraham kept “My commandments, My laws, and My teachings”?

This week’s handout:  06-toledot-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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Ha’azinu 5776-77

October 11, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 9th, 2016

Where is the “empty, howling waster” of Deut 32:10?
And WHERE is it?

This week’s handout:  53-haazinu-5776-77

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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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Ki Tetze 5776

September 13, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 11th, 2016

Do Deut 24:8 and Deut 24:9 — “Remember what the LORD did to Miriam” — go together, or don’t they?

This week’s handout:  49-ki-tetze-5776

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