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 word “tevel”(תבל) appears once in Parashat Acharei Mot and once in Parshat Kedoshim, and nowhere else in the Pentateuch. In both instances, Rashi offers two similar —but not identical— explanations. The word תבלfirst appears in connection to bestiality (Lev. 18:23), and Rashi explains that it is an expression of “’kadesh’(קדש, prostitution1), ‘arayot’ (עריות, incest) … Continue reading Acharei Mot: Mixed Up and Worn out ~ Yehoshua Steinberg