Bereishit: And Behold, It Was Very Stable ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

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Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website

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

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The word טוב appears more times in Parashat Breishit than in any other – but what does the word actually mean? "Good" may suffice as an approximate translation, but there are varied and diverse nuances which become evident in various contexts, as found in the Targumim and commentators. This article seeks to determine the core underlying meaning of this ubiquitous word through various etymological techniques, such as comparing it to other words containing the two-letter string טב. By seeking to fathom the depths of the Holy Language, we hope to better appreciate the greatness of the Holy One's good world.

Bereishit: Naked before Hashem ~ Tzvi Abrahams

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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 בְּרֵאשִׁית Naked before Hashem עַרוּמִים: naked עָרוּם: cunning עַרָמָה: a pile of grains וַיִּהְיוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם עֲרוּמִּים הָאָדָם וְאִשְׁתּוֹ וְלֹא יִתְבֹּשָׁשׁוּ And the two of them were naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed. וְהַנָּחָשׁ הָיָה עָרוּם מִכֹּל חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה And the snake was cunning, more than all the other animals … Continue reading Bereishit: Naked before Hashem ~ Tzvi Abrahams