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Re’eh: The Slippery Year? – The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

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 root שמט appears six times in Parshat Re'eh, and only two other times in the rest of the Pentateuch: This is the matter of the Sabbatical year [שְׁמִטָּה]: Every creditor shall relinquish [שָׁמוֹט] his authority over what he has lent his fellow (Deuteronomy 15:1-9).[1]   The root appears another seven times in Scripture, but … Continue reading Re’eh: The Slippery Year? – The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

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