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Tazriah: The True Measure of a Man ~ 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

הַר שֵׂעִיר: Mount Sei’ir שְׂעִיר: goat שְׂעוֹרָה: barley שֵׂעָר: hair שְׂעָרָה: tempest חוּט הַשַׂעַר: hairsbreadth וְשֵׂעָר בַּנֶּגַע הָפַךְ לָבָן/And the hair turned white.1One of the telltale signs of a metzorais that the hair of the infection turns white. The roots have to turn white, and not the ends, symbolizing that the infection is more than … Continue reading Tazriah: The True Measure of a Man ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Tazria/Parshas HaChodesh: Old Month versus New Month ~ 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

This Shabbat we read Parshat HaChodesh, the last of four special Torah readings before Pesach. Parshat HaChodesh establishes Nissan as the first of the months of the Biblical Year. This is especially germane because this year we read Parshat HaChodesh on the day of Rosh Chodesh Nissan. So we discuss the first month of the year on the first day … Continue reading Tazria/Parshas HaChodesh: Old Month versus New Month ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Tazriah: Of Lepers and Grasshoppers ~ 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 root גבח appears in all of Scripture only in פרשת תזריע, in Chap. 13 of Leviticus. It appears here in two different contexts, “Leprosy” (צרעת) of Man and that manifesting itself on clothing. Regarding that of man we find: Leviticus 13:40-41 - If a man loses the hair on [the back of] his head, … Continue reading Tazriah: Of Lepers and Grasshoppers ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

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