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Bechukosai: A Collection of Curses ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Reuven Chaim Klein

Founding Editor at Veromemanu
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 you shall 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 Bechukosai: A Collection of Curses ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Bechukotai: The River of Light Illuminating the Eyes ~ 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 בְּחֻקֹתַי The River of Light Illuminating the Eyes יוֹרֶה: cast down יוֹרֶה: satisfies יוֹרֶה: instruct, teach, to show תּוֹרָה: to give light, to flow like a river, to satisfy like the rains, to come down from a higher place מוֹרֶה: teacher הוֹרֶה: parent הַר המוֹרִיָה: Har HaMoriah אִם בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ וְאֶת מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם … Continue reading Bechukotai: The River of Light Illuminating the Eyes ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Bechukotai: Happy Ending / New Beginning ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

Founding Director, Editor-In-Chief at Veromemanu
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website BiblicalHebrewEtymology.com.

Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.

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Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg

The root יסף denotes addition / expansion, as do many other words containing the two-letter ס-פ string. By contrast, other words containing this same string indicate the exact opposite: end / destruction. How can this paradox possibly be explained?

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