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Emor: An Appropriate Epithet ~ Rabbi 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 common word for a tombstone in spoken Hebrew is a matzeivah (literally, “monument”), and, indeed, when Yaakov buried his wife Rachel, the Torah reports that he erected a matzeivah at her grave (Gen. 35:20). Elsewhere (Yechezkel 39:15 and II Kings 23:17), the Bible refers to graves that are marked with a tziyun (“marker”). A third word for gravestone appears in … Continue reading Emor: An Appropriate Epithet ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Emor: The Road Less Traveled ~ 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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Tzvi Abrahams

Parshasאֶמֹר The Road Less Traveled עַם קוֹדֶשׁ: holy nation קְדֵישָׁה: prostitute קִדוּשׁ: Kiddush שַׁבָּת קוֹדֶשׁ: Shabbos Kodesh קִדוּשִׁין:engagement, invitation, designated אֶרֶץ הַקֹּדֶשׁ: the Holy Land בֵּית הַמִקְדָשׁ: the Temple קוֹדֶשׁ קְדָשִׁים: the Holy of Holies InParshas Emorit says regarding the kohanim:קְדֹשִׁים יִהְיוּ לֵ-א-לֹהֵיהֶם/they will be holy to their G-d.1 And in Parshas Kedoshim, it says: קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ כִּי … Continue reading Emor: The Road Less Traveled ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Emor: When Just Counting Doesn’t Count ~ Rabbi 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 commands us to count the days and weeks from Passover until Shavuot (Lev. 23:15-16). Interestingly, the Torah portion which includes this commandment is always read during that time of the year. Counting that forty-nine day/seven week period is known as Sefirat Ha’Omer (“counting of the omer”) because it connects the annual barley sacrifice offered on the … Continue reading Emor: When Just Counting Doesn’t Count ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

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