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  • Proverbs 2 : 19

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    All who go to her cannot returnAnd find again the paths of life. ...

  • The story of R. Eliezar ben Dordia

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    There is a great midrash about a sex addicted rabbi seeking repentance connected with this verse in Tractate: Avoda Zara 17a It's intere ...

  • A parallel between Tisha B'Av and the Omer

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    It's said that Rabbi Akiva's reaction to Tisha B'Av was laughter while everyone else cried. Interestingly, Rabbi Akiva was killed during th ...

  • Deuteronomy 13 : 7

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    If your brother, your own mother’s son, or your son or daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your closest friend entices you in secret, sa ...

  • Lamentations 3 : 4

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    He has worn away my flesh and skin;He has shattered my bones. ...

  • Is killing the answer?

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    This reminds me of the recent scandal of a West Bank Rabbi whose new book incites the killing of non-Jews. This allegations sound similar ...

  • 1 Chronicles 12 : 31

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    of the Ephraimites, 20,800 valiant men, famous in their clans; ...

  • A Tisha B'Av Custom Uncovered

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    Lamentations is traditionally read in synagogues while sitting on the ground. Seems like the Rabbis got the idea from Lamentations itself. ...

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    Actually from the research I have done, the rabbis say that you should hear the story of Purim in its original Hebrew and whatever language ...

  • 1 Chronicles 14 : 17

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    David became famous throughout the lands, and the Lord put the fear of him in all the nations. ...

  • Psalms 49 : 12

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    Their grave is their eternal home,the dwelling-place for all generationsof those once famous on earth. ...

  • 1 Chronicles 5 : 24

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    These were the chiefs of their clans: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, men of substance, famous men, chiefs of t ...

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    The famous "he didn't really die, he's just kinda not doing anything" phrase. ...

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    hello. this gemara has a series of disagreements between Rav and Shmuel offering alternate ways to read the text (at the midrash level - not ...

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    Well, there could be some development of the Tagged Tanakh in the future. A rep from JPS informed me that JPS handed over the Tagged Tanakh ...

  • Haiti "Theology"

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    When a natural disaster occurs, people often question God’s role in the event. As with the tsunamis of a few years ago, the internet is fill ...

  • It is Not in the Heavens

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    One of my favorite verses in the Tanakh. Moses implores the nation that when searching for the meaning in its relationship with God not to l ...

  • Not just a great song by The Byrds

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    I think Ecclesiastes may be my favorite book in the Bible. There's a certain realism, sometimes even pessimism, about the book that I find ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma tending the flock Theme Leadership Subtheme Shepherd as archetype of leader Original Source Midrash Exodus Rabbah 2.2 Secondary Source ...

  • Ten Divided by Two Need Not Equal Five

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    Many of us have seen the famous scene in Mel Brook’s comedy “History of the World” where Moshe says “I give you these 15… 10 commandments”, ...

  • All You Need is Love

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    All you need is love. All you need is love. All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. These opening lyrics to the famous Be ...

  • The Akeda

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    If I were to count down the greatest hits of the Jewish Bible, I believe that the story of the binding of Isaac would be number 1! Not only ...

  • Motif of clothing

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    One of the motifs that runs through this parasha, operating on several levels, is the theme of clothing—Joseph’s famous coat of many colors, ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma Moses then recounted to his father-in-law everything that the Lord had done Theme Attitude towards gentiles Subtheme Gentiles and outr ...

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    While the translation of "ish" as "one" does indeed retain the 'non-specificity and indefiniteness' of the term, it stifles the exegesis of ...