Yehoshua is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain and currently lives in Israel with his wife and children.
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- Sacrifice Delayed, Sacrifice Denied – The Wonders of the Holy Tongue for P’ Kedoshim - April 29, 2020
- Parashat Acharei Mot – Mixed Up and Worn out - April 29, 2020
- Pashas Metzora - April 23, 2020
Abstract: In his Sefer Hashorashim, Radak assigns one verse in our Parashah to two different roots with two different meanings, and the verse is: And ויחל another seven days. (Genesis 8:9). Radak included this verse both in entry יחל (anticipation, hope), and also in the entry חול (resting upon). However, Rashi interpreted the word as waiting, and the Targum Yerushalmi rendered it as beginning (שרי in Aramaic). In this article we examine the depth of the word, i.e. how one root can bear such different interpretations. I hope ((מייחל that the effort was successful, that a peaceful Sabbath shall rest upon us (תחול) and a blessed beginning (תחילה) of the year should commence for us all. Blessed.