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Rabbi Elli Fischer

Rabbi Elli Fischer

Rabbi Elli Fischer, formerly the OU/ JLIC educator at the University of Maryland, is an independent translator, editor and writer. He lives in Modiin, Israel, with his wife and three children.

Ezra – Chapter 3

September 10, 2013, by

The month of Tishrei rolled around, replete with holidays, so the people all traveled to Jerusalem. (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succos and Shemini Atzeres all fall in Tishrei.) Yeshua the High Priest got up with the other kohanim, Zerubavel (the prince) and other nobles, and they built an altar in the proper place, upon which […]

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Ezra – Chapter 2

September 9, 2013, by

Ezra now gives a census of the people who returned from Babylonian exile to Judah. First he lists the leadership. He starts with Zerubavel, who was of royal descent, then he lists other nobles. One familiar name on the list: Mordechai, of the Purim story. Next, Ezra lists the families and inhabitants of various cities […]

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Ezra – Chapter 1

September 8, 2013, by

It was during the first year of the reign of Cyrus (Koresh in Hebrew), king of Persia, that the period of exile, which G-d had foretold through Jeremiah, came to an end. (Jeremiah had prophesied a 70-year exile in chapter 29, verse 10 of his Book, though the starting and end points of that period […]

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