Nitzavim: Sweetening The Din ~ 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

Parshas נְצָבִים Sweetening the Din עֶרֶב: evening מַעַרַב: west, מַעַרִב: evening prayers עַרָבָה: desert עַרָבוֹת: willow branch עַרַב: Arab עֹרֵב:raven תַּעַרוֹבוֹת: mixture עֹרִֵב: sweet, pleasant, harmonious עִרְבּוּב: confusion עֵרֻב: eiruv (for Shabbos) עַרָבוֹת: Seventh Heaven עוֹרֵב: guarantor, as in  כָּל יִשְׁרָאֵל עַרֵבִים זֶה לְזֶה כָּל יִשְׁרָאֵל עַרֵבִים זֶה לְזֶה/We Are All Responsible for Each Other … Continue reading Nitzavim: Sweetening The Din ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Nitzavim: Getting to the Root of Uprooting ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Founding Director, Editor-In-Chief at Veromemanu
Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website

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 uses a word –ויתשם, from the root נתש– used nowhere else in the Pentateuch. This article attempts to hammer down the precise foundational meaning of this root, and its phonetically related sister root, נטש. May Hashem remember us for good on Rosh Hashana, and never desert us, as we pray in the Selichot for Rosh Hashana eve: דְּרֹשׁ עֶלְבּוֹנָם וְאַל תִּטֹּשׁ See their shame and forsake them not