Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.
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Latest posts by Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg (see all)
- Lech Lecha: Run, Lot Run ~ Yehoshua Steinberg - November 8, 2019
- Bereishit: And Behold, It Was Very Stable ~ Yehoshua Steinberg - October 25, 2019
- Vezot Habracha: Eternal Security ~ Yehoshua Steinberg - October 20, 2019
Hashem promises in Parashat Va'eyra to distinguish between the Egyptian slave-masters and their Israelite victims regarding the Plagues to be visited upon Egypt. The word used for this setting-apart derives from the root פלה – separation, which is introduced for the first time in this week's Parashah. At the core of this root are the two radicals פל, a string shared by no less than twenty words in the holy language, with wildly disparate meanings at first blush. We attempt to demonstrate that despite the appearances, there is a coherent common thread connecting the gamut of these terms, a meaning which is the entire raison d'etre of the Jewish nation.