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Vayera: The Man With Enough Light ~ 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

The Hebrew word for a blind person is iver. Cognates of that word appear in such Biblical quotations as “Do not put a stumbling block in front of a blind person” (Leviticus 19:14) and “…bribery blinds the eyes of wise men” (Deuteronomy 16:19). However, the Talmud and Targumim use two Aramaic words to refer to a … Continue reading Vayera: The Man With Enough Light ~ Reuven Chaim Klein

Vayeira: Political Capital Wasted on Sodom? ~ 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

What if the fifty righteous people should lack five? Would You destroy (הֲתַשְׁחִית) the entire city because of the five? (Gen.18: 28) There are eight occurrences of the root 'שחת'in the Torah portion Va’eira,exceeding its incidence in any other Torah portion. However, it is worth noting that the description of Sodom’s destruction also includes four other expressions denoting … Continue reading Vayeira: Political Capital Wasted on Sodom? ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

Parshas Vayeira: Your Kindness in the Morning ~ 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

Parshas וַיֵרָא – Your Kindness in the Morning – Rabbi Tzvi Abrahams בּוֹקֶר: morning לְבַקֵר: to visit, to examine בָּקָר: cattle בִּיקוּר חוֹלִים: visiting the sick בּוֹקֶר: Morning וַיַּשְׁכֵּם אַבְרָהָם בַּבֹּקֶר אֶל הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר עָמַד שָׁם אֶת פְּנֵי ה’ And Avraham arose early in the morning to the place where he stood there before Hashem.1 In the … Continue reading Parshas Vayeira: Your Kindness in the Morning ~ Tzvi Abrahams

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