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Voeschanan: Listen Up! ~ 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

“Listen O heavens, and I will speak, and the earth shall hear the words of my mouth…” (Deut. 32:1). These are the opening words of a poetic song uttered by Moshe shortly before his demise. In this passage the word for “listen” is ha’azinu, while the word for “hear” is tishma. A form of the latter word … Continue reading Voeschanan: Listen Up! ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

Vaeschanan: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters ~ 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

We encounter an unexpected phenomenon in this week's portion: two derivatives of the same root, in a single verse, translated with entirely different Aramaic Targumim. This singularity repeated is moreover repeated consistently in every single occurrence of these two words in the Torah. This article examines the difference between these words and the surprising and enlightening lesson to be gleaned from this subtle anomaly.

Vaetchanan: Beware of Different Kinds of Guarding – 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

Only beware  (הִשָּׁמֶר) for yourself and greatly beware  (וּשְׁמֹר) for your soul, lest you forget the things that your eyes have beheld  (Deut. 4:9). The verse contains two words —  הִשָּׁמֶר and שְׁמֹר — which are both derived from the root 'שמר', yet their Aramaic translations are entirely different, with Onkelos using 'אסתמר'  and 'טר', … Continue reading Vaetchanan: Beware of Different Kinds of Guarding – Yehoshua Steinberg

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