Posts Tagged ‘Holiness Code’

Behar-Behukkotai 5777

May 16, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of May 14th, 2017

Why does Lev 26:42 list the patriarchs in reverse order?  A symposium.

Bonus:  Rashi explains why the NJPS translation is wrong.

Lev. 26:42 Then will I remember My covenant with Jacob; I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.

This week’s handout:  32-33 Behar-Behukkotai 5777

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Emor 5777

May 9, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of May 7th, 2017

Lev. 23:42 You shall live in booths seven days; all citizens [אזרח] in Israel shall live in booths.

Rashi: All citizens in Israel. All citizens, and all those in Israel, including converts. [But is Rashi correct?]

This week’s handout:  31 Emor 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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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?

This week’s handout:  48 Shoftim 5776

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