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Chayei Sarah: Tasteful Tasting ~ The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

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

Chayei Sarah Let me please sip(הַגְמִיאִינִי)a little water from your jug (Gen.24:17). Pour into me (הַלְעִיטֵנִי), now, some of that very red stew (Gen.25:30). In requesting a drink from Rebecca, Eliezer used the term הַגְמִיאִינִי,let me sip.Our Sages expounded on the righteousness of Eliezer for expressing himself in this manner: Numbers Rabbah 21:20 - That … Continue reading Chayei Sarah: Tasteful Tasting ~ The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

חַיֵי שָׂרָה: Beyond the Call of Duty ~ Root Connections In The Torah

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

Parshasחַיֵי שָׂרָה Beyond the Call of Duty גְמִילַת חַסָדִים (גמ''ח): bestowing kindness גָמָל: camel גִימֶל: letter gimel הַגוֹמֶל: gomel לְהִגָמַל: to wean גְמִילַת חַסָדִים (גמ''ח): Bestowing Kindness וְהָיָה הַנַּעֲרָ אֲשֶׁר אֹמַר אֵלֶיהָ הַטִּי נָא כַדֵּךְ וְאֶשְׁתֶּה וְאָמְרָה שְׁתֵה וְגַם גְּמַלֶּיךָ אַשְׁקֶה אֹתָהּ הֹכַחְתָּ לְעַבְדְּךָ לְיִצְחָק וּבָהּ אֵדַע כִּי עָשִׂיתָ חֶסֶד עִם אֲדֹנִי And it shall be that … Continue reading חַיֵי שָׂרָה: Beyond the Call of Duty ~ Root Connections In The Torah

Chayei Sarah: Take a Bow ~ 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

 Take a Bow The two seemingly unrelated stories in this week’s Parshah find common ground in bowing. When telling of Abraham buying the plot that will be the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the Torah makes a point of telling us twice that Abraham bowed before the Hitties (Gen. 23:7, 23:12). Later on, when Abraham’s servant … Continue reading Chayei Sarah: Take a Bow ~ Reuven Chaim Klein

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