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Reinvigorating The Study Of Tanach

By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

The Tanach is that Book of Books which we claim as our legacy to the world. For multiple reasons, the in-depth study of the 24 books of Torah, … 616 more words

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Parashat Vayeshev - Speaking about God

וְלֹא יָכְלוּ דַּבְּרוֹ לְשָׁלֹם

Parashat Vayeshev begins the final section of Sefer Bereishit, a section dedicated to the narratives of Yosef. By the end of the first chapter of his saga, Yosef has been sold down to Egypt, never to return alive to the land of Canaan. 2,638 more words



they asked Him, saying, Master… is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

He said unto them, Show me a penny. 602 more words

The Daily Dig-Hebrewisms

I was going to talk about Hebrew thought vs. Greek thought (Western), but then I realized I was probably getting ahead of myself, so I should start back a little bit. 161 more words



…King David never studied the Catechism. I mean, that goes without saying. Our New City Catechism was written a couple of years ago by two guys named Tim Keller and Sam Shammas. 499 more words


One for the Road?

Some mornings I am just blank. Nothing has happened in the past day or so to give me an inspiration, nothing in my prayers comes up that I feel is a message worth sharing, and worse than all that: this morning the comics section (with the crossword) was missing and I have to wait an hour before I can even call them and complain. 1,419 more words


Exegesis and other big words

The rediscovery in the late nineteenth century of the Assyrian Empire in the north of present-day Iraq and, soon after, the rediscovery of the Sumerian civilization in the south, all began with an archaeology intending to find the civilizations mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures. 648 more words

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