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Haftarah for Devarim
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Isaiah (Yeshayahu) was the son of Amotz, who was the brother of Amatziah, then king of Judah (Megillah 10b). He prophesied to the nation of Judah and its capital, Jerusalem. This prophecy is called a vision (“chazon”), which denotes a harsh form of prophecy. In this chapter, Isaiah calls upon the heavens and earth to […]
Parshat Devarim: Why Did Moshe Wait?
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“And it was in the fortieth year, in the twelfth month, on the first day of the month, Moshe spoke to Bnai Yisrael regarding all that Hashem had commanded him for them.” (Devarim 1:3) Moshe delivered the address contained in Sefer Devarim at the end of his life. Moshe’s address contained a rebuke. Rashi asks […]
Natural or Supernatural?
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Masei – 30 July 2011 – 28 Tammuz 5771 The book of Bemidbar draws to a close with an account of the cities of refuge, the six cities – three on each side of the Jordan – set apart as places to which people found innocent of murder, but guilty of manslaughter, were sent. In […]
Parshat Matot-Masei: The Response to Midyan
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“Take vengeance against the people of Midyan and afterwards you will be gathered to your nation.” (BeMidbar 31:2) The closing passages of Parshat Balak provide an introduction to our passage. Women from the nations of Moav and Midyan enter the camp of Bnai Yisrael. These women seduce members of Bnai Yisrael. The heathen women use […]