Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.
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Latest posts by Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg (see all)
- Kedoshim: Sacrifice Delayed, Sacrifice Denied ~ Yehoshua Steinberg - May 3, 2019
- Acharei Mot: Mixed Up and Worn out ~ Yehoshua Steinberg - April 25, 2019
- Pekudei: Up Up – But Not Away ~ Yehoshua Steinberg - March 8, 2019
The Talmud(1) states: למה תוקעין ומריעין כשהן יושבין, ותוקעין ומריעין כשהן עומדין? כדי לערבב השטן. Why (do the Jews) blow the shofar while sitting and (again) blow it standing? In order to confuse Satan. The imagery invoked here is that of Satan in his role as prosecutor in the heavenly court. He is tasked … Continue reading Rosh Hashanah: The Shofar’s Blast and Satan’s Crash ~ The Wonders of the Holy Tongue