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Psalm 30 – A Song for Hanukkah (Part 1)
Torah-In-Motion webcast on Parashat Vayyeshev. Yoseph as dreamer, dream interpreter…and what his dreams really meant
2nd piece on Vayyishlach – Jacob’s midnight “wrestling match” and various approaches of the medieval commentators to decipher it.
Two ways of understanding Jacob’s prayer (32:10-12); including an introduction to trope marks and three different uses of the prefix-Mem.
Discussion of the Parashah, including an inquiry into the character of Lavan, specifically in light of what we know about herdsman-rancher contracts in the ancient world.
An overview of the Parashah and discussion of chronological sequence (Yesh Muqdam uMe’uhar baTorah) within the Genesis narratives.
10th and final lecture on the Book of Ruth, including an explanation of the use of “Shem” (Name) and “Ge’ulah” (Redemption) as keywords in the final chapter – and the relationship between the use of “Shem” in this chapter and chs. 1-2.
9th lecture on the Book of Ruth, including commentary on the first 10 verses of ch. 4
8th lecture on Megilat Ruth, including commentary on vv. 6-18 of ch. 3 and an extended discussion of the keyword “Shakhav” in the chapter, as well as a discussion about the association of Ruth as the “Eshet Hayyil” of Proverbs 31
7th lecture on the Book of Ruth. Includes commentary on the first 5 verses of chapter 3