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Eikev: Heal the Heel and Walk the Straight Path ~ 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 עֵקֶב Heal the Heel and Walk the Straight Path עֵקֶב: if only, to step upon, because of, end reward עֵקֶב: heel  עִיקוּב: curved יַעַקֹב: Yaakov, deception, sidestepping עִקְבְתָא דִּמְשִׁיחָא: the footsteps of the Mashiach וְהָיָה עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם וְשָׁמַר ה' אֱ-לֹהֶיךָ לְךָ אֶת הַבְּרִית וְאֶת הַחֶסֶד אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ  … Continue reading Eikev: Heal the Heel and Walk the Straight Path ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Eikev: Rain, Rain Come Again ~ 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 Bible uses many words that mean “rain”. The rationale for this might simply be that rainfall was so important to ancient Jewish society who lived in an agrarian civilization. However, given that the words of the Hebrew language bear intrinsic meanings and the Bible is not simply a thesaurus, there must be a deeper … Continue reading Eikev: Rain, Rain Come Again ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Eikev: Comforting Anger? – 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

Many synonyms for anger exist in the Hebrew language. This article examines one of them in depth -קצף- due its especial repetition in the week's Torah portion. The uniqueness of this term is explored, and all the other words for wrath are surveyed and explained as well. We sincerely hope that the readers will walk away happier and calmer for their efforts!

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