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Nitzavim 5781

August 31, 2021

This is Torah Talk for the week of August 29th, 2021

Deut. 29:9

You stand this day, all of you, before the Lord your God—your tribal heads, your elders and your officials [רָאשֵׁיכֶ֣ם שִׁבְטֵיכֶ֗ם זִקְנֵיכֶם֙ וְשֹׁ֣טְרֵיכֶ֔ם], all the men of Israel.

Who are the “tribal heads” and how can “your heads and your tribes” mean that — or does it?

This week’s handout:  51 Nitzavim 5781

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Emor 5781

April 27, 2021

This is Torah Talk for the week of April 25th, 2021

Lev. 23:10    When you enter the land that I am giving to you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.11 He shall elevate the sheaf before the Lord for acceptance in your behalf; the priest shall elevate it on the day after the sabbath [מִֽמָּחֳרַת֙ הַשַּׁבָּ֔ת]. 

What does this verse mean by the day after the sabbath? That question opens a Pandora’s box of trouble for Jewish history.

Click here and see §41 to find out what Abarbanel thought the explanation was.

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V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81

October 6, 2020

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 4th, 2020

At the end of Deuteronomy, we simultaneously go back to begin Genesis again and continue on by beginning to read Joshua.  The link between them?  It is the bones of Joseph.

This week’s handout: 54 V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81

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