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Ki Teitzei: War – What is it good for? ~ 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 תֵצֵא War — What Is It Good For? לֶחֶם: bread מִלְחָמָה: war כִּי תֵצֵא לַמִּלְחָמָה עַל אֹיְבֶיךָ וּנְתָנוֹ ה' אֱ-לֹהֶיךָ בְּיָדֶךָ וְשָׁבִיתָ שִׁבְיוֹ And it will be when you go to the war upon your enemies and Hashem will give him into your hand and you will seize his captive.[1] The commentaries explain … Continue reading Ki Teitzei: War – What is it good for? ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Ki Seitzei: A Variety of Enemies ~ 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 Torah mentions a special prayer which Moshe would say when the Ark of the Covenant would begin to travel (we say this prayer when taking a Torah Scroll out of its holy ark). He would say, “Arise G-d, and let Your enemies (oyvecha) be scattered, and Your enemies (sonecha) shall flee from before You” (Num. … Continue reading Ki Seitzei: A Variety of Enemies ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Ki Seitzei: Get Connected ~ 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

This week’s Torah portion prohibits the taking of a widow’s clothing as security, using the expression לא תחבול, deriving from the root חבל. Since there are four other words in Classical Hebrew which generally denote collateral, we explore the especial meaning of this particular term. In this connection, we explore a possible link between the gamut of words sharing the two letters חב.

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