Bamidbar: Dad’s Army ~ Tzvi Abrahams

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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 בַּמִדְבָּר Dad’s Army צַב: covered carriage, turtle צְבִי: deer, desire, splendor צָבָה: to swell צָבָא: army ה' צְבָא-וֹת: Lord of legions צֶבַע: color מִבֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה וָמַעְלָה כָּל יֹצֵא צָבָא בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל תִּפְקְדוּ אֹתָם לְצִבְאֹתָם From twenty years and upwards, all who go out to the army in Yisrael, you shall count them according to … Continue reading Bamidbar: Dad’s Army ~ Tzvi Abrahams

Bamidbar: Flavors of Pekida You’ve Never Dreamed Of ~ Yehoshua Steinberg

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Yehoshua (Jeremy) Steinberg is the Founding Director and Editor-in-chief of Veromemanu and it' website

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 פקד appears in Parashat Bamidbar dozens of times, and is indeed an especially common term in Scripture generally. But this word bears many seemingly unrelated meanings, more than one of which in Bamidbar itself. The focus of this article is to explain the various imports and attempt to determine the common thread they share.