image_print

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.

To partner with Veromemanu consider a secure donation at: https://bit.ly/2QrDWRd
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.

image_print