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Ki Tavo: There Is Nothing Greater ~ 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 כִּי תָבוֹא There Is Nothing Greater אָמֵן: Amen אֶמוּנָה: trust אֻמָנוֹת: trade, artisan אוֹמֶנֶת: midwife, nurse, babysitter אַמְנוֹן: Amnon אֶמֶת: truth אֵם: mother וְעָנוּ כָל הָעָם וְאָמְרוּ אָמֵן And all the people answered and said Amen. אָמֵן: Amen In Parshas כִּי תָבוֹא, the Jewish People are about to enter Eretz Yisrael, Hashem’s home, so … Continue reading Ki Tavo: There Is Nothing Greater ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Ki Savo: A Collection of Curses ~ 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 Torah says, “A judge you shall not curse and a prince/king in your nation shall you not curse” (Ex. 22:27). This passage forbids cursing a judge or king because one might otherwise be tempted to do so if the judge or king does something against one’s own personal interests. In other words, if a … Continue reading Ki Savo: A Collection of Curses ~ Reuven Chaim Klein

Ki Savo: Looking With Your Heart ~ 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

The word להשכיל (derived from the root שכל) generally means to become wiser, more educated. And yet, in the very last verse in this
week's Torah portion, the word has a different meaning according to Onkelus: "success." Indeed, this root bears seemingly unrelated and even opposite meanings in Scripture according to various commentators, i.e. "looking," and "thwarting." This article investigates this mysterious root to determine the core meaning connecting the disparate derivative imports.

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