Posts Tagged ‘Nahum Sarna’

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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Vayigash 5777

January 3, 2017

This is Torah Talk for the week of January 1, 2017

Better call Saul … just don’t call him the son of a Canaanite woman.

This week’s handout:   11-vayigash-5777

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Vayishlach 5777

December 13, 2016

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

Why does Jacob go to Succoth after promising to follow Esau to Seir?

And where are Succoth and Seir anyway?

This week’s handout: 08-vayishlach-5777

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Vayetze 5777

December 6, 2016

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

What are terafim — and how big are they?

(See the pictures in the attached article from the Jerusalem Post!)
This week’s handout:  07-vayetze-5777

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And see: http://www.jpost.com/printarticle.aspx?id=446065

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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Hayyei Sarah 5777

November 22, 2016

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 20th, 2016

Who are the Hittites?

And what are they doing in Hebron?

This week’s handout:  05-hayyei-sarah-5777

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