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Balak: This Is the End, Beautiful Friend, the End ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Tzvi Abrahams

Founding Editor at Veromemanu
Rabbi Tzvi Abrahams was raised in The United Kingdom, and emigrated to Israel where he received his Rabbinical ordination. He recently published the book Root Connections In The Torah, and lectures on the beautiful connections of Biblical Hebrew root words. Tzvi lives in Zichron Yaakov, Israel with his wife, children and their friendly dog.

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Parshas בָּלָק This Is the End, Beautiful Friend, the End קֵץ: end מִקֵץ: the end קָצָה detestable שִׁקְצְה: goya/non-Jewish woman מוּקְצֶה: not to be moved on Shabbos שֶׁקֶץ: detestable שְׁקָצִים: detestable things קוֹץ: thorn, sharp end קַיִץ : summertime וַיָּקָץ מוֹאָב מִפְּנֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל And Moav became disgusted because of the Children of Israel. קֵץ: … Continue reading Balak: This Is the End, Beautiful Friend, the End ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Balak: A Collection of Curses ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Reuven Chaim Klein

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Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is a known scholar, respected author, and long-time member of the Kollel of Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem. Reuven Chaim lives with his family in Beitar Illit, Israel.
Reuven Chaims' articles also appear weekly on ohr.edu and on https://ohr.edu/this_week/whats_in_a_word/ and in the Jewish Press.

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Reuven Chaim Klein

The Torah says, “A judge shall you not curse and a prince/king in your nation shall you not curse” (Ex. 22:27). This passage forbids cursing a judge or king because one might otherwise be tempted to do so if the judge or king does something against one’s own personal interests. In other words, if a … Continue reading Balak: A Collection of Curses ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Chukat: The Kiss Of Death ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Tzvi Abrahams

Founding Editor at Veromemanu
Rabbi Tzvi Abrahams was raised in The United Kingdom, and emigrated to Israel where he received his Rabbinical ordination. He recently published the book Root Connections In The Torah, and lectures on the beautiful connections of Biblical Hebrew root words. Tzvi lives in Zichron Yaakov, Israel with his wife, children and their friendly dog.

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Tzvi Abrahams

Parshas חֻקַּת The Kiss of Death שֹׁקֶה: irrigate, saturate, quench תְּשׁוּקָה: desire, longing מַשְׁקֶה: liquid, drink שׁוּק: market שׁוֹק: calf (part of body) נֶשֶׁק: weapon נְשִׁיקָה: kiss וַתָּמָת שָׁם מִרְיָם וַתִּקָּבֵר שָׁם And Miriam died there, and she was buried there. Rashi comments that she also died with a kiss from Hashem.  In Parshasמַסֵעי , … Continue reading Chukat: The Kiss Of Death ~ Tzvi Abrahams

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