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Vayechi: Relative Kindness? ~ 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

Vayechi בראשית מז:כט -וְעָשִׂיתָ עִמָּדִי חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת אַל נָא תִקְבְּרֵנִי בְּמִצְרָיִם. Act towards me with kindness and truth [חסד ואמת]; do not bury me in Egypt (Gen. 47:29). Rashi explains that חסד ואמתin this verse refers to חסדdone without any anticipation of reward. Writes Rashi: חסדdone with the deceased is חסד של אמת- the truest form of חסד, as one does not … Continue reading Vayechi: Relative Kindness? ~ The Wonders of the Holy Tongue

Vayechi: Hashem’s Escort — The Greatest Chesed ~ 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 וַיְחִי Hashem’s Escort — The Greatest Chesed לְוָיָה: funeral לֵוִי: Levi לִוְיָתָן: Livyasan לֹוֶה\מַלְוֶה: loan לְוָיָה: Funeral וַיִּקְרְבוּ יְמֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לָמוּת וַיִּקְרָא לִבְנוֹ לְיוֹסֵף וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אִם נָא מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ שִׂים נָא יָדְךָ תַּחַת יְרֵכִי וְעָשִׂיתָ עִמָּדִי חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶתאַל נָא תִקְבְּרֵנִי בְּמִצְרָיִם And the days of Yisrael (Yaakov) drew close to dying, and he … Continue reading Vayechi: Hashem’s Escort — The Greatest Chesed ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Vayechi: Say Your Prayers ~ 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

Upon his deathbed, Yaakov bequeaths to his favorite son Joseph the city of Shechem “which I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow” (Gen. 48:22). As we know, Yaakov was not a swordsman nor was he an archer, his power was in his voice (see Gen. 27:22). As a result, tradition (Bava … Continue reading Vayechi: Say Your Prayers ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

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