Posts Tagged ‘Deuteronomy’

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.

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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

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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”?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Shoftim 5776

September 6, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 4th, 2016

What makes Deuteronomy’s attitude toward capital punishment different from the rest of the Torah?

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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?

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Ekev 5776

August 23, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 21st, 2016

What are “the early rain” and “the late rain”?
And why does Hebrew have so many words for rain?

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