Tag Archives: Nachmanides

Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22), Shabbat Chazon, Tisha B’Av

A new book.  Or is it?  Is it just a review, the Reader’s Digest or Cliffs Notes version of the preceding four? Deuteronomy is definitely different from the other books.  Many laws appear in it and not earlier in the … Continue reading

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Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26), Shabbat Zachor (Deut: 25:17-19), Purim

Interesting mix of moods this week: We start Leviticus (Vayikra) with instructions for sacrifices; remember an ancient enemy of the Israelites and the failure of Saul as king; and, on Purim (Wednesday night and Thursday), read how a nice Jewish … Continue reading

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Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17), Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Numbers 28:9-15)

  This week’s and the next two weeks’ Torah portions contain the bulk of the laws in Deuteronomy.  The overall theme in Re’eh is summarized in the first few verses, 11:26-28: 26 See, this day I set before you a blessing … Continue reading

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Shemini (Lev. 9:1 – 11:47)

Previously in Leviticus… The holidays are over.  We’re still counting the omer until Shavuot, and there are still a few leftover Pesach things to pack or unpack, but the daffodils and hyacinths and trees are blooming and it’s time to … Continue reading

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Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26), Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15), Shabbat HaChodesh (Ex. 12:1-20)

I’m trying to get this done tonight because it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and my freaking out might get in the way. This week, we start reading the book of Leviticus (Vayikra, “he called” i.e., the Lord called [Moses], also … Continue reading

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Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22), Shabbat Chazon, Tisha B’Av

Words.  That is the Hebrew name of the final book of the Torah and of this portion: Devarim. In English, the book is Deuteronomy.  From etymologyonline.com, ‘Deuteronomy (n.)  5th book of the Pentateuch, late 14c., from Late Latin Deuteronomium, from Greek Deuteronomion, literally … Continue reading

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Ki Tissa (Ex. 30:11 – 34:35)

Still on the old computer.  I think mine will be fixed later today. I wonder why I can no longer stand the color white?  See our local paper’s take on how you know if you have snow fatigue at http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/02/13/how-you-know-you-have-snow-fatigue/5430693/ .  A … Continue reading

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