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Chayei Sarah: Maybe Yes, Maybe No ~ 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 word “maybe” in English is neutral; it belies not the speaker’s preference regarding the possibility of which he speaks. The same is true of the Aramaic words dilma/shema* (“maybe”). Rabbi Shlomo of Urbino (a 16th century Italian scholar) writes in Ohel Moed (a lexicon of Hebrew synonyms) that the Hebrew word ulai likewise has a neutral charge. However, two other … Continue reading Chayei Sarah: Maybe Yes, Maybe No ~ Reuven Chaim Klein

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

https://www.facebook.com/jemsteinberg/videos/10157533620548361/ 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 - … Continue reading Chayei Sarah: Tasteful Tasting ~ The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

Chayei Sarah: Beyond the Call of Duty ~ 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

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 Chayei Sarah: Beyond the Call of Duty ~ Tzvi Abrahams

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