Posts Tagged ‘Moses’

Vayakhel-Pekudei 5777

March 21, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of March 19th, 2017

How the creation of the Tabernacle matches the creation of the world — and WHY.

 

Jeffrey Tigay, “Exodus,” Jewish Study Bible

Thus was completed all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting (Exod 39:32):  The phraseology (see also 40:33 n.) alludes to the completion of the creation of the world in Gen. 2:1, 3, one of several echoes of the Priestly source’s account of creation here in the Priestly account of the creation of the Tabernacle (see 25:1–31:17 n.).

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Yitro 5777

February 14, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 12th, 2017

How is Jethro portrayed in Exodus 18 — and why?

(Ed Greenstein on “Jethro’s Wit”)

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Bo 5777

January 31, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 29, 2017

Why is Moses told to “come” to Pharaoh, rather than to “go” to Pharaoh?

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Va’era 5777

January 24, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 22, 2017

Why doesn’t Exodus 6 begin with v. 2 — where the Jewish parashah begins?

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Shemot 5777

January 17, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 15, 2017

 

“The Baby in the Basket” — Moses … or Sargon?

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Vayelech 5776-77

October 4, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 2nd, 2016

God promises not to let us down.

This week’s handout:  52-vayelech-5776

[Update: I say on the podcast that the phrase לא ירפך ולא יעזבך “always accompanies” the expression “be strong and of good courage”; what I meant to say was that it is “always accompanied BY” that phrase.  Sorry for this mistake.]

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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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Pinchas 5776

July 26, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of July 24th, 2016

Miriam’s all too brief moment in the sun.

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Korah 5776

July 5, 2016

How were Moses and Samuel alike?
And who else was like Moses?

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Tetzaveh 5776

February 16, 2016

Item #3 of the High Priest’s uniform.

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