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The spirituality of eating

efrankel Scholar said on 2/15/2010

Although Judaism has had an ascetic strain in its history, for the most part, Judaism has celebrated the human body, and has made food an in...

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Waiting for God

efrankel Scholar said on 2/15/2010

God instructs Moses to "come up to Me on the mountain and wait there," ve-he-yeh sham." The English translation is not precise here; God te...

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Climbing Mount Sinai

efrankel Scholar said on 2/15/2010

In this chapter, a number of people "ascend" the mountain. God first tells Moses to come up. He comes up with Aaron, Nadav and Avihu, and ...

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The Tables Turned

efrankel Scholar said on 1/26/2010

The last act performed by the Israelites as they leave Egypt is to strip the Egyptians of their silver, gold, and clothing. There is a cert...

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God clothes Adam and Eve

efrankel Scholar said on 1/26/2010

After cursing Adam and Eve for disobedience, God dresses them in garments of skin, katnot or. This is the same term used to describe Joseph...

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Motif of clothing

efrankel Scholar said on 1/26/2010

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,...

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Clothing as symbol

efrankel Scholar said on 1/26/2010

When Joseph finally reveals himself to his brothers and sends them home to bring Jacob and the rest of the family back to Egypt, what he giv...

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