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Ha’azinu: Do We Hear What’s in the Balance? ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Parshas הַאַזִינוּ Do We Hear What’s in the Balance? אָזֶן : ear מֹאזְנַיִם : scales אִזוּן : balance  הַאֲזִינוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם וַאֲדַבֵּרָה וְתִשְׁמַע הָאָרֶץ אִמְרֵי פִי Give ear, the Heavens, and I will speak; hear, Earth, the sayings of my mouth. אָזֶן : ear The above pasuk gives two forms of hearing: לְהַאַזִין/to give ear and … Continue reading Ha’azinu: Do We Hear What’s in the Balance? ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Vayelech: The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Parshas וַיֵלֶך The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful רָעָה: evil, bad רוֹעֶה: shepherd מַרְעֶה: pasture תְּרוּעָה: teruah, sound of the shofar רֵעַ: friend, companion רַעְיוֹן: idea הָרִיעוּ לַה': singing to Hashem, calling out to Hashem רָעָה וְאָנֹכִי הַסְתֵּר אַסְתִּיר פָּנַי בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא עַל כָּל הָרָעָה אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה כִּי פָנָה אֶל אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים And I … Continue reading Vayelech: The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Nitzavim: Sweetening The Din ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Parshas נְצָבִים Sweetening the Din עֶרֶב: evening מַעַרַב: west, מַעַרִב: evening prayers עַרָבָה: desert עַרָבוֹת: willow branch עַרַב: Arab עֹרֵב:raven תַּעַרוֹבוֹת: mixture עֹרִֵב: sweet, pleasant, harmonious עִרְבּוּב: confusion עֵרֻב: eiruv (for Shabbos) עַרָבוֹת: Seventh Heaven עוֹרֵב: guarantor, as in  כָּל יִשְׁרָאֵל עַרֵבִים זֶה לְזֶה כָּל יִשְׁרָאֵל עַרֵבִים זֶה לְזֶה/We Are All Responsible for Each Other … Continue reading Nitzavim: Sweetening The Din ~ Tzvi Abrahams

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