Posts Tagged ‘Victor (Avigdor) Hurowitz’

Terumah 5779

February 5, 2019

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 3rd, 2019

Exod. 25:16   And deposit in the Ark [the tablets of] the Pact [העדות] which I will give you.

What is an edut [עדות], and why did God want them put in the Ark?

This week’s handout:  19 Terumah 5779

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Terumah 5778

February 13, 2018

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 11th, 2018

Nahum Sarna:  The Tabernacle was exactly half the size of Solomon’s Temple in length and width and one-third its height.

But there is another Temple described in the Bible, in the book of Ezekiel, plus innumerable temples on the ground — now, under it — in the nearby countries of the ancient Near East.  Victor Hurowitz tells us about some of them in this week’s episode.

This week’s handout:  19 Terumah 5778


Watch Victor Hurowitz’s Library of Congress talk on Solomon’s Temple here.

Mishpatim 5778

February 6, 2018

This is Torah Talk for the week of February 4th, 2018

Exod. 21:5  But if the slave declares, “I love my master, and my wife and children: I do not wish to go free,” 6 his master shall take him before God. He shall be brought to the door or the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall then remain his slave for life.

Why is the slave’s ear pierced, and where did they get such an idea?  Victor Hurowitz (ז”ל) has an answer.

This week’s handout:  18 Mishpatim 5778