Posts Tagged ‘Nahum Sarna’

Toledot 5778

November 14, 2017

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

Gen. 25:24 When her time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. 25 The

first one emerged red, like a hairy mantle all over; so they named him Esau. 26 Then his brother

emerged, holding on to the heel of Esau; so they named him Jacob.

Jacob’s name makes sense (in Hebrew) — but Esau’s doesn’t.  What’s up?

This week’s handout:  06 Toledot 5778

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Hayyei Sarah 5778

November 7, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 5th, 2017 

Gen. 23:1  Sarah’s lifetime—the span of Sarah’s life—came to one hundred and twenty-seven years.

2 Sarah died in Kiriath-arba—now Hebron—in the land of Canaan.

What does Kiriath-arba mean, and why does Hebron have two names?

This week’s handout:  05 Hayyei Sarah 5778

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Vayera 5778

October 31, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 29th, 2017 

Gen. 20:14            Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and male and female slaves, and gave them to Abraham; and he restored his wife Sarah to him. 15 And Abimelech said, “Here, my land is before you; settle wherever you please.” 16 And to Sarah he said, “I herewith give your brother a thousand pieces of silver; this will serve you as vindication before all who are with you, and you are cleared before everyone.”

HOW MUCH IS 1,000 PIECES OF SILVER?

This week’s handout:  04 Vayera 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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Noach 5778

October 17, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 15th, 2017 

Gen. 11:7 Let us, then, go down and confound [ונבלה] their speech there

Gen. 11:9 That is why it was called Babel [בבל]

there the Lord confounded [בלל] the speech of the whole earth

This week’s handout: 02 Noach 5778

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Mattot-Masei 5777

July 18, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of July 16th, 2017

  • Num. 35:10 Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11 you shall provide yourselves with places to serve you as cities of refuge to which a manslayer who has killed a person unintentionally [רוצח מכה נפש בשגגה] may flee.

This week’s handout:  42-43 Mattot-Masei 5777

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Terumah 5777

February 28, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 26th, 2017

Just what is that darn “dolphin skin”?

Answer:  Like the Covenant Code in last week’s parashah, it’s an ancient Near Eastern thing.

This week’s handout:  19-terumah-5777

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Mishpatim 5777

February 21, 2017

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

What does Exod 21:22 mean by saying that a pregnant woman is pushed and “her yeladim come out”?

And what is the “other damage” that may or may not ensue?

This week’s handout:  18-mishpatim-5777

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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?

This week’s handout:  15-bo-5777

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Vayehi 5777

January 10, 2017

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.

Coincidence?

This week’s handout:   12-vayehi-5777

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