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Oct 7, 2012
8-Database
Pinchas, son of Elazar, son of AARON THE PRIEST: Rashi: He was a priest even though his maternal grandfather was a former idolater.
Oct 8, 2012
9-Non-Versre
There was not a 1-1 correspondence between each grandchild's child of Jacob and Jewish subtribes. Only those worthy became subtribes.
Oct 9, 2012
10-Symbolism
Shmini Azereth is analogous to a final parting meal after a week-long celebration. The week celebration starts with a big bang and finishes with a small intimate setting.

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Sep 30, 2012
2-Meaning
PROFESSIONALLY WATCH the daily offering (Nu28-02) The Rabbis instituted Professional Societies of Lay Israelites who prayed simultaneously with the morning offering.
Oct 1, 2012
3-Grammar
....and a goat for a sin offering besides the daily offering and its [the daily offering's] libations
Oct 2, 2012
4-Alignment
Offer the offerings and a)its libation, b)its libationS, c) THEIR libations - 2 libations - one of oil, one of water
Oct 3, 2012
5-Contradiction
God said PLACE YOUR HAND but Moses PLACED BOTH HANDS on Joshua to inaugurate him, showing Moses generous spirit.
Oct 4, 2012
6-Style
The ecstasy of post-Yom-Kippur forgiveness leads to a great feast on the first day of Sukkoth. The ecstasy gradually returns to normalacy. Human relations are similar.
Oct 6, 2012
7-Format
A) On Shmini Azereth offer one ox, one... B) The ABOVE should be done [FIXED] C) Additional to VOWS and VOLUNTARY offerings.
Sep 23, 2012
6-Style
We generalize Bilam's behavior: A distinguished person should always take 2 servants on a journey (They talk to each other and leave him alone)
Sep 24, 2012
7-Format
God prohibited to Bilam: a) do not go with those who wish to curse the Jews b) don't curse the Jews c) In fact dont do anything (Good or bad) - the Jews are already blessed.
Sep 25, 2012
8-Database
God uses conversational styles with many prophets. The conversational openers facilitate repentance. Unfortunately in some prophets they facilitate rebellion. In some they facilitate preparation.
Sep 26, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Why was Moses crying/helpless when Zimri publicly had sex with a Midianite? RASHI: Because he himself married a Midianite and therefore couldn't protest!!
Sep 27, 2012
10-Symbolism
HIS SEED IS ON MANY WATERS metonomycally means HIS SEED IS VERY PROSPEROUS.
Sep 29, 2012
1-Reference
OFFER VOWS ON FESTIVALS (Nu29-39) cross-references the commandment to FULFILL ONES VOWS (Dt23-22:24)
Sep 16, 2012
10-Symbolism
CEDAR = High Society person; HYSSOP = low-life; WOOL-dyed-WORM-red = the wormy poor working for the people (WOOL=SHEEP). Awareness of all types facilitates PURITY.
Sep 17, 2012
1-Reference
Amalayk was FIRST [Rashi: FIRST to attack] and his END is destruction [Rashi: Command to destroy them.]
Sep 18, 2012
2-Meaning
The Hebrew Shin-Ayin-Lamed, Shual, means a WALK: a) A forest trail,walk, b) a fox (which travels by trails/walks), c) the leg from toe to top.
Sep 19, 2012
3-Grammar
The root KUPH-AYIN-AYIN means DISLODGE; The root YUD-KUPH-AYIN means HANG. The YUD indicates POTENTIAL since HANGING has the potential to DISLODGE.
Sep 20, 2012
4-Alignment
The MOABITE PRINCES and MIDIANITE SCHOLARS went to Bilam. The scholars sensed hesitancy and inferred Bilam was a charlatan.
Sep 22, 2012
5-Contradiction
Although Moab and Midyan were enemies they united against the Jews showing that the hatred of Jews overcame their internal hatreds.
Sep 9, 2012
4-Alignment
The ashes of each Red Heiffer were deposited in two places: a) outside the camp (for use by the nation) b) inside the the temple to commemorate.
Sep 10, 2012
5-Contradiction
The priest stands a) OUTSIDE the Temple camp but b) FACING the Temple gate.
Sep 11, 2012
6-Style
God said GIVE WATER TO THE JEWS AND TO THEIR CATTLE. Rashi: From this we GEENRALIZE and infer that God cares about Jewish property as well as Jewish lives.
Sep 12, 2012
7-Format
The Egyptians caused anguish a) TO us and b) TO our forefathers. The Patriarch-Prophets experienced equal anguish upon learning of suffering of their descendents.
Sep 13, 2012
8-Database
Moses and Aaron died on the word of God - kiss death. Miryam also died that way but for modesty reasons it is not explicitly stated biblically.
Sep 15, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Moses congregated the nation facing the rock. RASHI: This is one of the places in the Bible where a small space held many people
Sep 2, 2012
7-Format
If God will renew and apply the punishment (earthquakes) which he uses on those who rebel, you'll know they are rebellors
Sep 3, 2012
8-Database
Neighborhood influences character.
Sep 4, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Don't DESCECRATE the Sanctuary and Don't Die. RASHI: So if you DESCECRATE it the consequence is you DIE.
Sep 5, 2012
1-Reference
ALL OPEN UNSEALED VESSELS - Rashi: CLAY VESSELS, because clay vessels only receive ritual impurity from air space contact inside (Lv11-32:33)
Sep 6, 2012
2-Meaning
GOD SAID TO MOSES, PERSUADE AARON. Rashi: Don't emphasize that he will die but e.g. emphasize that he will see the transfer of his Priesthood to his son while he is alive.
Sep 8, 2012
3-Grammar
Therefore the riddle-makerS state: RASHI: The plural RIDDLE MAKERS refers to Bilam and his students like Beor.
Aug 26, 2012
1-Reference
The statement that levite tithe tithe is similar to granary grain (Nu18-27) cross references (Nu18-12) requiring giving the first granary grain to priests.
Aug 27, 2012
2-Meaning
The Hebrew GOREN:YAKEV means GRANARY:VAT, the receptacles for harvested GRAINS:WINE. The VAT is a pit for capture of pressed grapes.
Aug 28, 2012
3-Grammar
Moreover you have not brought us to a land of milk and honey; will you blind THEIR [OUR] eyes [so we can't see what you have done]
Aug 29, 2012
4-Alignment
The Levites didn't a) initially inherit land in Israel and also didn't b) divide in future war booty.
Aug 30, 2012
5-Contradiction
When a Levite receives Tithe he FIRST tithes his tithe to the priest. THEN the remainder can be eaten anyplace (it has no sanctity)
Sep 1, 2012
6-Style
GIVE TITHE OF TITHE; like Israelite grain tithe; GIVE TITHE OF TITHE. Rashi: Similarity in requirements of eating (in ritual purity) and fine for violation.
Aug 19, 2012
4-Alignment
Most sin offerings: Violation of ONE sin; Idolatry sin offering: Violation of ALL sins.
Aug 20, 2012
5-Contradiction
God is long suffering and very merciful...although he cleanses [sin] he sometimes does not cleanse sin - when the sins of parents can be visited on children [which repeat their parents sin]
Aug 21, 2012
7-Format
There are two paragraphs discussing communal and personal sin offerings respectively. Since the first paragraph deals with idolatry so too for the 2nd paragraph.
Aug 22, 2012
8-Database
Blasphemy/Idolatry is the only commandment described as DESPISING GODS WORD. And indeed Idolatry was the only commmandment PERSONALLY given by God (not Moses).
Aug 23, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Spies went from SE (Tzin Dessert) to SW (Mediterranean) to NW (Mount Mount, Chamath)
Aug 25, 2012
10-Symbolism
Tzitzith, reminding us of Gods commandments, are only required on 4 corner garments, indicating that we must remember God in all 4 aspects of His relationship with us.
Aug 12, 2012
8-Database
Of all Moses prayer's, his prayer for his sister's recovery was smallest - 5 words. Moses didn't want it appearing that more attention was given to personal prayers.
Aug 13, 2012
9-Non-Versre
The Jews stayed a little under a year (11 months, 3 weeks) at Sinai..
Aug 14, 2012
10-Symbolism
LEANING on an object symbolically indicates TRANSFER of responsibility
Aug 15, 2012
1-Reference
The SACRIFICE and SIN-OFFERING mentioned in Nu15-25a refer to the OX-UP and GOAT-SIN offering in Nu15-24.
Aug 16, 2012
2-Meaning
TAUV-CAPH-LAMED-TAUV, TECHELETH, means SKY-BLUE, the color that is a SIGN (TAUV) of the END (CAPH-LAMED) of day.
Aug 18, 2012
3-Grammar
This sin offering is brought for violating ALL commandments if IT was done inadvertently. This speaks about IDOLATRY sins, a SINGLE sin equal to ALL commandments.
Aug 5, 2012
2-Meaning
And God SHADED from Moses prophetic capacity on the 70 elders.
Aug 6, 2012
3-Grammar
Let me not see MY suffering is a EUPHEMISM for Let me not see THEIR suffering. EUPHEMISM is a universal grammatical category.
Aug 7, 2012
4-Alignment
LEVITES have an AGE requirement; PRIESTS have a NON-BLEMISH requirement.
Aug 8, 2012
5-Contradiction
The 600,000 Jews that left Egypt complained about the quality of food The 3000 Jews who reached adulthood (20) after leaving Egypt did not complain.
Aug 9, 2012
6-Style
Observe Passover in its SEASON but only on the FOURTEENTH.
Aug 11, 2012
7-Format
If a person is ritually impure or XXXX far away XXXX then he observes Passover 2 RASHI: The phrase FAR AWAY should be stricken - even if not far away; but far enough not to be able to reach Jerusalem.
Jul 29, 2012
6-Style
EVEN THOUGH the Nazarite offering is different - because you bring a BASKET OF MATZAH - NEVERTHELESS, you STILL bring MINCHAH and WINE LIBATIONS (as in all offerings)
Jul 30, 2012
7-Format
He 1) Stands her 2) places dust in holy water 3) stands her 4) unravels her hair 5) places the rest offering on her hand 6) Swears her... Many procedures to harass her to confess.
Jul 31, 2012
8-Database
Most priestly gifts were BROUGHT TO GOD or BELONGED TO THE PRIEST The first fruits was a priestly gift that was BROUGHT and to the PRIEST.
Aug 1, 2012
9-Non-Versre
If the Nazarite is defiled he has to (1) nazarite a new count of days and (2) not let the old count of days be included in the new count.
Aug 2, 2012
10-Symbolism
The prince gifts for the consecration of the Temple symbolized human history
Aug 4, 2012
1-Reference
The phrase MAKE THE TRUMPETS HARD means MAKE THE TRUMPETS SCULPTURED (from one piece)
Jul 22, 2012
9-Non-Versre
300 Firstborn Levites remained. 22000 Firstborn redeemed by Levites. 273 firstborn redeemed @ 5 per head=$1365. Redeemers identified by lottery
Jul 23, 2012
1-Reference
The Ram REST OFFERING and LIBATIONS mentioned in Nu06-17b cross reference the offerings detailed at Nu15-06:07.
Jul 24, 2012
2-Meaning
Cheth-Resh-Tzade-Nun (CHARTZAN), grape seeds, are THORNS (Taade-Nun-(TZINAH)) in a HOLE (Cheth-Resh-CHOR)
Jul 25, 2012
3-Grammar
It is a rest offering for STANDING-UPS (Plural). The HUSBAND stands up; RELIGION stands up.
Jul 26, 2012
4-Alignment
HIDDEN FROM HIS EYES is stronger then HIDDEN FROM HIM. It implies he can see and didn't overlook.
Jul 28, 2012
5-Contradiction
ALTHOUGH a) No one besides Moses heard the prophetic talks to him NEVERTHELESS b) the voice of the talk was LOUD.
Jul 15, 2012
3-Grammar
There are 3 ways verbs can come from nouns: a) CREATION OF THE NOUN, e.g. to flower, to beam, b) REMOVAL OF THE NOUN, e.g. to dust, c) TYPICAL USAGE OF THE NOUN, e.g. to hammar.
Jul 16, 2012
4-Alignment
There are 5 altar utensils; 4 were carried separately while the copper pan was carried with the altar to carry live coals.
Jul 17, 2012
5-Contradiction
The levites start training at age 25; they start actual Temple service at age 30.
Jul 18, 2012
6-Style
GENERAL: Levites will help Aaron BY DETAILS: SERVING the temple, not by bringing offerings.
Jul 19, 2012
7-Format
The number of Levites counted by Moses and xxxx AARON xxxxxx were 22000 RASHI: Aaron is Xed (stricken) from the verse since he was not a Levite.
Jul 21, 2012
8-Database
Moses the great teacher was neighbors to Judah, Issachar and Zevulun. The benefited from Moses being in their neighborhood and became good teachers.
Jul 8, 2012
4-Alignment
The holiness of TITHE is uniform to all; The 20% redemption rule applies only to YOUR TITHE
Jul 9, 2012
5-Contradiction
a) I will bring on you the rage, a sword avenging the convenant b) I will never despise you RESOLUTION: All punishments are rehabilitative to effect repentance.
Jul 10, 2012
7-Format
God will send diseases with a) wretched skin APPEARANCES, b) burning SENSATIONS, c) no HOPE and d) no EXPECATIONS of recovery
Jul 11, 2012
9-Non-Versre
5 will pursue 100; 100 will puruse 10000. RASHI the growth rate is not linear but exponential.
Jul 12, 2012
1-Reference
Non-Priests/Levites serving in the Temple will die, the same way Korach's followers died (Nu16-35,Nu18-03)
Jul 14, 2012
2-Meaning
The FLAMES of the Candellabrah refer to the CONTAINERS that contain the oil and wicks which produce the flames.
Jul 1, 2012
7-Format
The 7th year land rest applies to a) you b) servants c) workers (even non-Jew) d) righteous non-Jewish citizens e) animal life.
Jul 2, 2012
8-Database
Remember Egypt: No a) inequality, b) impurity, c) bad business practices. d) God saved you.
Jul 3, 2012
9-Non-Versre
When redeeming a field one allocates the sales price proportionately on the remaining years of use. The proportionate allocation uses rounding (whether upwards or downwards).
Jul 4, 2012
1-Reference
I (GOD) will walk with you (Lv26-12) refers to conversational relationship with God as Moses had (Nu12-07:08)
Jul 5, 2012
2-Meaning
Resh-Shin-Ayin means a) to desire, b) to please
Jul 7, 2012
3-Grammar
And if [the owner] doesn't redeem the field And if [the Temple] sells it, then it can no longer be redeemed.
Jun 24, 2012
1-Reference
The RETURN TO POSSESSIONS (Lv25-10d) refers the right of landowners who sell property to redeem and reacquire (Lv25-28)
Jun 25, 2012
2-Meaning
PASS the SHOFAR BLAST THROUGHOUT the land means ANNOUNCE BY SHOFAR BLAST.
Jun 26, 2012
3-Grammar
The Biblical text is WRITTEN: ...the city WITH a wall; the text is READ ...the NO WALL city. This creates a pun THE CITY with a WALL EVEN IF CURRENTLY it has NO WALL
Jun 27, 2012
4-Alignment
The Bible speaks about a RETURN a) To one's POSESSIONS b) To one's FAMILY. Jubilee frees sold LAND and sold PEOPLE
Jun 28, 2012
5-Contradiction
The WALLED-CITY property redemption laws apply even if the city wall is no longer present.
Jun 30, 2012
6-Style
GENERAL: Jubilee. DETAIL: Freedom, Return land and people. GENERAL: Jubilee RASHI: ALL slaves freed- (i) those whose term is not completed and (ii) those who refused to go free.
Jun 17, 2012
4-Alignment
Don't DEFILE/COME to dead souls [IN THE NATION] But if he accidentally BUMPED into dead ON ROAD he buries
Jun 18, 2012
5-Contradiction
(1)There is a DEATH penalty for KILLING a person (2) There is a MONETARY penalty for WOUNDING an animal. (3) There is a DEATH penalty for WOUNDING a person (parents).
Jun 19, 2012
6-Style
(a1) DETAIL: Ahaliav...from tribe of DAN built Temple (a2) DETAIL: Blasphemer...from tribe of DAN was executed (b) GENERAL: Actions - whether good/bad - reflect on family and tribe.
Jun 20, 2012
7-Format
Do NOT defile oneself to general dead; but DO defile oneself to relatives
Jun 21, 2012
8-Database
There are 4 methods of giving charity: a) Monetary gifts b) loans c) business support d) abandonment of items in letting the poor to work (gather) for them.
Jun 23, 2012
10-Symbolism
LEANING symbolizes TRANSFERENCE of AUTHORITY. LEANING on an executed criminal symbolizes that he is responsible for this own death.
Jun 10, 2012
8-Database
We reinforce the moral value of chasity by symbolically executing animals involved in bestiality.
Jun 11, 2012
9-Non-Versre
The Bible GENERALLY prohibits TEASING. The Rabbis enumerated 6 categories of teasing, fo example 1) Mentioning bad ancestry 4)Associating suffering and deeds, 6) consultations that the person cannot fulfill.
Jun 12, 2012
10-Symbolism
We reinforce the moral value of chasity by symbolically executing animals involved in bestiality.
Jun 13, 2012
1-Reference
Passover is in SPRING; Succoth is in HARVEST season. So leap years are made if necessary
Jun 14, 2012
2-Meaning
Nun-Kuph-Beth means to 1) make a HOLE, 1a) hammer 1b) female 2) FIX (assign a slot/ hole) whether fixing wages, social positions, or fixing of a name.
Jun 16, 2012
3-Grammar
And IT [the MINCHAH (feminine)] will be for Aaron and his sons and they will eat IT [the BREAD (masculine)] in a holy place
Jun 3, 2012
2-Meaning
Five Hebrew words connote something bad and preverse: Ayin-Vav-Lamed, Tauv-Vav-Ayin-Beth-Hey, Cheth-Resh-Mem...
Jun 4, 2012
3-Grammar
WHOever does any of these abominations THEY [male/female] will be cut off from their nation.
Jun 5, 2012
4-Alignment
ACHIEVE GOOD WILL vs WITH GOOD WILL DO...The offerer must have will/concentration/intention.
Jun 6, 2012
5-Contradiction
The employer is given 12 hours (all day or all night) to pay an employee for services completed at the end of the night or day respectively.
Jun 7, 2012
6-Style
Don't place a stumbling block before the blind; similarly don't give innocent people bad advice.
Jun 9, 2012
7-Format
A courts overlooking minor crimes can cause in the end serious idolatrous practices such as the momentary burning rites on children.
May 27, 2012
6-Style
a) DETAIL: Don't DO Egyptian/Canaanite deeds b) GENERAL: Don't WALK in Egyptian/Canaanite cultic practices
May 28, 2012
7-Format
(1) Bring the animal near to God (2) designate it: THIS IS A SIN OFFERING (3) bring the animal near (4) atone [perform confession] (5) slaughter it (6) Take the blood (7) Sprinkle it.....
May 29, 2012
8-Database
The normal designatory language is eg TAKE A LAMB _FOR_ A SIN OFFERING The language AND MAKE IT A SIN OFFERING connotes special verbal specification.
May 30, 2012
9-Non-Versre
The Priest GOES OUT, FROM the veil TO the courtyard altar.
May 31, 2012
10-Symbolism
We reinforce the moral value of chasity by symbolically executing animals involved in bestiality.
Jun 2, 2012
1-Reference
The statement (Lv20-25) SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THE RITUALLY UNCLEAN ANIMALS refers to SEPARATION FROM ANIMALS PROHIBITED TO BE EATEN (Non Kosher) (Lv11-04)
May 20, 2012
9-Non-Versre
The owner removes utensils from his house prior to the priestly inspection in order to avoid the utensils declared impure. This law shows God cared about petty monetary ownership of even sinners.
May 21, 2012
1-Reference
The statement (Lv20-25) SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THE RITUALLY UNCLEAN ANIMALS refers to SEPARATION FROM ANIMALS PROHIBITED TO BE EATEN (Non Kosher) (Lv11-04)
May 22, 2012
2-Meaning
The phrase HE AROUSED HER SOURCE is an IDIOMATIC euphemism for FULL INTIMACY similar to UNCOVER HER NAKEDNESS.
May 23, 2012
3-Grammar
For the SOUL of LIVING ANIAMALS? The BLOOD OF THE ANIMALS is for its SOUL AND I SAID ....BLOOD OF ALL ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE EATEN because the BLOOD OF THE ANIAMAL is ITS SOUL....
May 24, 2012
4-Alignment
FROM YOUR CHILDREN: a) Don't GIVE [to the MOLECH idolatry] b) [Don't] PASS through the MOLECH fires
May 26, 2012
5-Contradiction
a) You have till the next morning to pay a day worker b) You have till the next evening to pay a night worker
May 13, 2012
3-Grammar
a) Wave BOTH of THEM (oil and lamb) b) using a SINGLE wave offering. But if you inadvertently waived only one then BRING IT (either the oil or lamb whichever was forgotten) and waive it separately.
May 14, 2012
4-Alignment
There are two TAKINGS: Take the bird; Take the cedar-hyssop-worm died wool; There is one DIPPING: Dip all the above together.
May 15, 2012
5-Contradiction
The declaration of the priest CREATES the leprous status; Therefore those requesting inspection should say I THINK IT IS LEPROUS.
May 16, 2012
6-Style
Shave BEARD and EYEBROW hair-hair that is DENSE and VISIBLE
May 17, 2012
7-Format
TOUCHING a person with discharges does not make you a tranferer of impurity. SLEEPING on the bed of a person with discharges does.
May 19, 2012
8-Database
God promised to inflict house leprosy since the requirement of emptying the house of utensils would expose hidden treasures by the Canaanites enriching the owners.
May 6, 2012
4-Alignment
Let her not COME to the temple (Holy grounds); Let her not TOUCH holy items (e.g. eating).
May 7, 2012
5-Contradiction
For lepored clothes: Wash the leprous spot and its surroundings.
May 8, 2012
7-Format
SHUT IN the leprosy for a week and SEE it on day seven: You don't have to literally SHUT IT IN - rather there is no further investigation till day 7.
May 9, 2012
8-Database
Other ritual impurities are caused by world events. Leprosy impurity additionally requires a priestly declaration to create the ritually impure status.
May 10, 2012
1-Reference
The CUT-OFF punishment for ritually impurifying Temple related items (Lv22-03,Lv19-20) means DEATH (Lv15-31b)
May 12, 2012
2-Meaning
CHETH-LAMED-TZADE means REMOVAL against a resistance: REMOVAL of a) shoes, b) stones from a house, c) Captives from captivity...
Apr 29, 2012
7-Format
Fishes without fins/scales IN WATER may not be eaten; but if they had fins/scales in water and lost them on land they are kosher.
Apr 30, 2012
8-Database
Impure clay utensils have no remedy; they must be broken
May 1, 2012
10-Symbolism
Bring these offerings for their fire symbolism will trigger a prophetic vision from God.
May 2, 2012
1-Reference
LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN LEPROSY (Lv13-43) refers to the symptoms of skin leprosy mentioned in Lv13-02
May 3, 2012
2-Meaning
BALD garment = WORN OUT garment. HILLY garment = NEW garment.
May 5, 2012
3-Grammar
The word TZARATH is FEMININE. The word NEGAH is MASCULINE and FEMININE.
Apr 22, 2012
1-Reference
EAT THE MINCHAH (Lv10-12c) refers to the Consecration MINCHAH (Lv09-01:04)
Apr 23, 2012
2-Meaning
DBR=cite,say. AMR=discuss.
Apr 24, 2012
3-Grammar
Root MEM-TZADE-ALEPH means a) to FIND in the active mode and b) to PRESENT in the causative mode (Cause someone else to FIND).
Apr 25, 2012
4-Alignment
(1)TOUCHERS (of the dead carcass) are ritually impure till evening; (2)CARRIERS MUST WASH CLOTHES and are ritually impure till evening.
Apr 26, 2012
5-Contradiction
Nadav,Avihu died by a prophetic fire which burned souls but not clothing.
Apr 28, 2012
6-Style
GENERAL: Aaron BLESSED the nation PARTICULAR: ...doing of the sin and elevation offering GENERAL: ...They BLESSED the NATION. NEW PARAGRAPH: God appeared in a vision of fire animals
Apr 15, 2012
4-Alignment
LEAVEN: (1) May not be given to the ALTAR and (2) may not be given to the PRIESTS.
Apr 16, 2012
5-Contradiction
ALL priests may eat the sin offering. PROVIDED the eater is qualified to offer the sin offering.
Apr 17, 2012
6-Style
GENERAL: Don't eat any blood. PARTICULAR: Of birds or animals. RASHI: Blood of fish is permissable.
Apr 18, 2012
7-Format
The principles of the ELEVEATION OFFERING, ELEVATION OFFERING - The Repetion implies: it stays on altar even if originally invalid
Apr 19, 2012
8-Database
THEY DID AS COMMANDED is stated when we might expect rebellious behavior.
Apr 21, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Day 1: Offerings for consecration of Priests: Day 8: Temple consecrated (Nisan 1st); Priests offer
Apr 8, 2012
8-Database
Minchah procedures: a) By Owner: spill oil, placing frankincense,bringing to priest b) By Priest: the handful, bringing to altar, offering on fire
Apr 9, 2012
9-Non-Versre
To THROW ROUND means several (2) throws covering all 4 sides (e.g. both diagonals).
Apr 10, 2012
10-Symbolism
We GROW (water) from NON-CITIZENSHIP (Succah); but we remain STEADFAST (salt) in the LAW (offerings).
Apr 11, 2012
1-Reference
MOSES offered it on the altar (Lv08-28a) REFERENCES Ex30-19, Ex30-41, MOSES, Aaron and children washed ...in Lavere
Apr 12, 2012
2-Meaning
CHET-BETH-SHIN means to BANDAGE.Hence it can also refer to a) SADDLING a donkey and b) WRAPPING A TURBAN on ones head.
Apr 14, 2012
3-Grammar
Aleph Tauv Vav (Otho) means "only it"; a terminal suffix Vav (Oh) means "it".
Apr 1, 2012
2-Meaning
AYSH and ISHEH are masculine and feminine forms of the same root AYSH means FIRE; ISHEH means FUEL (That which enables the fire).
Apr 2, 2012
3-Grammar
Change of subject with pronouns inbetween indicates a change of the main person acting.
Apr 3, 2012
4-Alignment
Bird offerings are either a) TURTLEDOVES [Adults] or b) CHILD PIGEONS (children).
Apr 4, 2012
5-Contradiction
Altar fire comes from both a) perpetual fire on altar and b) from fire brought by Priests.
Apr 5, 2012
6-Style
GENERAL: If you bring an oven-baked rest offering then DETAILS: either bring it as wafers or bread loaves.
Apr 7, 2012
7-Format
Throw BLOOD..BLOOD; any blood (even mixed with others). Throw ITS BLOOD... ITS BLOOD; only its blood; not if mixed with invalid sacrifices.
Mar 25, 2012
5-Contradiction
a) The Priests, Aaron and his sons, washed their hands/legs from the Temple Lavere b) During the induction ceremony, Moses functioned as Priest, and washed therefrom also.
Mar 26, 2012
6-Style
Temple work done SINCE Jews did as told
Mar 27, 2012
7-Format
The required dimensions of the utensils of Moses' desert tabernacle applied to all temples.
Mar 28, 2012
8-Database
3 listings of the 11 Temple utensils: a) The building order; b) the construction; c) the building erection.
Mar 29, 2012
9-Non-Versre
1 KKR=3000 SKL. 603550*1/2 SKL= 100 KKR (300000 SKL) + 1775 SKL.
Mar 31, 2012
1-Reference
Lv01-17 speaks about RIPPING the bird. Cf. Ju14-06 ...LIKE RIP OF A LION
Mar 18, 2012
8-Database
God choses by MERIT not LINEAGE. Ahaliab, the Temple builder, was from Dan, not Judah.
Mar 19, 2012
9-Non-Versre
1 KKR=3000 SKL. 603550*1/2 SKL= 100 KKR (300000 SKL) + 1775 SKL.
Mar 20, 2012
1-Reference
The heads of the courtyard pillars were overlaid (Ex38-28) with silver (Ex38-17).
Mar 21, 2012
2-Meaning
TEMPLE THIGH means TEMPLE SIDE
Mar 22, 2012
3-Grammar
Kuph-Resh-Beth-Tauv-Mem is an infinitive, cohortative with suffix: WHEN THEY INTEND TO COME NEAR TO THE ALTAR
Mar 24, 2012
4-Alignment
The PAROCETH curtain functions #1) as a DIVIDER between the ARK, the Holy of Holies, and the TEMPLE UTENSILS, #2) as a PROTECTIVE COVERING AGENT of the ARK.
Mar 11, 2012
1-Reference
Women organized into groups for Temple donations; men came second; leaders came third.
Mar 12, 2012
2-Meaning
THE SCREEN-DOOR opposite THE WALL CURTAINS uses a synechdoche: OPPOSITE in this context means OF EQUAL LENGTH.
Mar 13, 2012
3-Grammar
The Bible uses DEFICIENT spellings to indicate personality DEFICIENCIES.
Mar 14, 2012
5-Contradiction
Bezalel, the MANAGER of Temple construction, is credited with the construction.
Mar 15, 2012
6-Style
He made the basin of copper from the mirrors of the women who DELIBERATELY affiliated to donate.
Mar 17, 2012
7-Format
He made the basin of copper from the mirrors of the women who DELIBERATELY affiliated to donate.
Mar 4, 2012
4-Alignment
God designates the Temple FOR prophetic communication.
Mar 5, 2012
5-Contradiction
God rewards a) service from love to thousandS of generations and b) service from fear to only one thousand generations.
Mar 6, 2012
6-Style
Dont let the Pascal(or any) offering stay over till morning
Mar 7, 2012
7-Format
Sabbath: a) sign to Jews of God's creation; b) sign to Non-Jews of God's special love to Jews.
Mar 8, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Moses ascended Mount Sinai 3 times: To receive the 10 oommandments twice and to request forgiveness for the sin of the golden calf; When he came down from the 2nd 10 commandments his face beamed
Mar 10, 2012
10-Symbolism
The Ketoreth perfumes contain DRIPPY, SHINY and FATTY spices corresponding to STATELY (drop by drop, bit by bit), FLASHY and INDULGENT people (All are needed)
Feb 26, 2012
8-Database
UP offerings totally go on altar; SIN / REST offerings go to priests/altar. But COMPLETE/PEACE offerings go to priests/altar/owners - they are complete.
Feb 27, 2012
9-Non-Versre
The FOUNDATION of the altar refers to an INDENTATION in the first altar layer where blood could be poured.
Feb 28, 2012
10-Symbolism
Priest consecration emphasized RAM (=leadership) and OX (=daily routine productive activity).
Feb 29, 2012
1-Reference
Offer this incense (Ex30-36a) refers to incense-offering requirements mentioned in Ex30-07:09
Mar 1, 2012
2-Meaning
To DESCECRATE (Cheth-Lamed-Lamed) means to TREAT LIKE DIRT (Cheth-Lamed = SAND).
Mar 3, 2012
3-Grammar
There are 3 ways verbs can come from nouns: a) CREATION OF THE NOUN, e.g. to flower, to beam, b) REMOVAL OF THE NOUN, e.g. to dust, c) TYPICAL USAGE OF THE NOUN, e.g. to hammar.
Feb 19, 2012
2-Meaning
LIGHT can mean PROPHETIC enLIGHTenment. The priestly garment named LIGHT inspired PROPHECY
Feb 20, 2012
3-Grammar
A pronominal indirect object indicates purpose and dedication DO SUCH AND SUCH FOR SO AND SO ...indicates INTENT and DEDICATION for so and so.
Feb 21, 2012
4-Alignment
CRUSHED OIL vs CLEAR OIL CRUSHED FOR LIGHT. Oil for-Light must be higher quality.
Feb 22, 2012
5-Contradiction
The Priestly mask was attached by threads both AROUND and OVER the head.
Feb 23, 2012
6-Style
OFFER INCENSE - ONLY at morning and evening when the Candellabrah is being worked on.
Feb 25, 2012
7-Format
Do this consecration procedure 7 days; do this consecration procedure 7 days. EMPHASIS: All subprocedures required.
Feb 12, 2012
5-Contradiction
There were two Temple taxes - a voluntary tax and an obligatory tax.
Feb 13, 2012
6-Style
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
Feb 14, 2012
8-Database
Two temple sources: Voluntary donations for initial construction; obligatory tax for upkeep.
Feb 15, 2012
9-Non-Versre
The Temple is 30 cubits. The Holy of Holies is in cubits 20-30. The Table,Candellabrah and Golden Altar are in 10-20. Candellabrah is on South; Table on North, Altar in center.
Feb 16, 2012
10-Symbolism
The altar was overlaid with COPPER. COPPER pots (vs silver/gold) are used with FIRE. Coppers corresponds to BRAZENNESS. The altar addresses/atones BRAZENNESS.
Feb 18, 2012
1-Reference
(Ex28-10) Tribal names on the stones worn by priests were ordered by tribal birth (Gn29-31,Gn30-24)
Feb 5, 2012
9-Non-Versre
a) Jews arrive at Sinai on 1st of Month b) Moses receives instruction on 2nd; c) transmits message on 3rd; d) transmits reply on 4th; e)waits 3 days. Torah given on 6th or 7th.
Feb 6, 2012
10-Symbolism
The vision of God had a WORK of SAPHHIRE BRICK at God's feet. God's redemption RESTED (Feet) on the STORY (SAPPHIRE=SIPUR=Story) of the MIRACULOUS WORKS [redemption] from the BRICK labor in Egypt.
Feb 7, 2012
1-Reference
The 8 boards (Ex26-25a) references the 6+2 boards (Ex26-22,23)
Feb 8, 2012
2-Meaning
FILLER STONES are similar to the English SET STONES - stones that FILL in settings.
Feb 9, 2012
3-Grammar
(#1) The Candellabrah has 4 STEMS that were almond-like - their BUDS and their FLOWERS; (#2) The Candellabrah had 4 STEMS; the BUDS and FLOWERS were almond like.
Feb 11, 2012
4-Alignment
All Pillars, stakes and hooks - on north, south, east, west - are copper.
Jan 29, 2012
2-Meaning
SLF doesn't mean to MAKE CROOKED but rather means to BURDEN
Jan 30, 2012
3-Grammar
A person who delivers a non-fatal blow to EITHER his father or mother receives a death penalty.
Jan 31, 2012
4-Alignment
a) Do ALL commandments b1) No mention of IDOLATRY b2) No CAUSE of MENTION of idolatry.
Feb 1, 2012
5-Contradiction
If a master gives his slave a [non jewish] woman, the slave goes free but but the woman and her children belong to the master.
Feb 2, 2012
6-Style
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
Feb 4, 2012
7-Format
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
Jan 22, 2012
6-Style
See to it no work is done [whether by] a) you, b) small children c) servants d) animals e) resident non-Jews
Jan 23, 2012
7-Format
See to it no work is done [whether by] a) you, b) small children c) servants d) animals e) resident non-Jews
Jan 24, 2012
8-Database
The Bible symbolically reinforced modesty requirements through personification: Don't go up to the altar on steps since it will expose your nudity and embarass them!
Jan 25, 2012
9-Non-Versre
a) Jews arrive at Sinai on 1st b) Moses receives instruction on 2nd; c) transmits message on 3rd; d) transmits reply on 4th; e)waits 3 days. Torah given on 6th or 7th.
Jan 26, 2012
10-Symbolism
The Torah teaches moral norms by personification. Don't embarass stones ... how much more people.
Jan 28, 2012
1-Reference
The command to bring first-fruits to the temple (Ex23-19) is detailed in Dt26-02
Jan 15, 2012
10-Symbolism
Moses supported himself painfully with a STONE not PILLOWS. He symbolically affirmed empathy with the Jew's plight.
Jan 16, 2012
1-Reference
he phrase YOU HAVE SEEN (Ex20-18b) emphasizes the emphasis YOU PERSONALLY HAVE SEEN GOD, NOT BY HEARSAY(Dt11-02,Dt11-07)
Jan 17, 2012
2-Meaning
HLACH means to move/walk; NA means to TREMBLE/RATTLE.
Jan 18, 2012
3-Grammar
Do not make for PERSONAL USE gold or silver gods e.g. personal replicas of Temple angels in your synagogues.
Jan 19, 2012
4-Alignment
Yithro made two complaints: a) Why do you judge ALONE; b) Why do you SIT while nation STANDS.
Jan 21, 2012
5-Contradiction
Jews lived all over GOSHEN. But they left Egypt from the city of RAAMSAYTH. This shows that God QUICKLY gathered the Jews to Raamsayth to leave.
Jan 8, 2012
4-Alignment
Joshua WEAKENED Amalayk. Saul was ordered to DESTROY Amalayk (totally). God first exercised mercy and then destroyed them.
Jan 9, 2012
5-Contradiction
The PEOPLE descecrated the Sabbath; MOSES did not sufficently warn them on the Sabbath. Hence God asks why YOU (Moses and people) dont follow orders.
Jan 10, 2012
6-Style
No gathering of manna on the ... DETAIL: Seventh day. GENERAL: REST Day. RASHI: All REST days - Sabbath, Holidays, Yom Kippur.
Jan 11, 2012
7-Format
Moses told the people: TODAY is Sabbath; TODAY eat the MANNA. TODAY you will not find it. So they shouldn't go out on Sabbath but the Manna would resume tomorrow.
Jan 12, 2012
8-Database
Moses reinforced needed dependence on God during a military maneuver by RAISING HIS HANDS (in prayer).
Jan 14, 2012
9-Non-Versre
Coriander seeds are flake-shaped. They are beige football shaped objects with ridge-like indentations in their shells.
Jan 1, 2012
7-Format
The Jews took from the Egyptians a) silver utensils, b) gold utensils, and c) clothes (which were the most needed)
Jan 2, 2012
8-Database
The 10 plagues punished Pharoh by sea(#1,4), land (#2,5), and by air (#7,8). The 10 plagues punished Pharoh for making the Jews feel like non-citizens (#1,4,7), like slaves (#2,5,8) and for inflicting pain (#3,6,9).
Jan 3, 2012
9-Non-Versre
(Ex10-13a) ...An EAST WIND carried the locust RASHI: The locust came FROM Israel to EGYPT which was in the SOUTHWEST of Israel (Nu34-03:05)
Jan 4, 2012
1-Reference
Ex14-02b - RETURN to the MOUTH OF FREEDOM, is probably a pun on their leaving from the MOUTH OF DEATH (Ex12-37,Ex01-11)
Jan 5, 2012
2-Meaning
NSH means TEST; NSYON means CHALLENGE/DOUBT.
Jan 7, 2012
3-Grammar
MOSES AARON AND CHUR went up the mountain. MOSES' hands were heavy. THEY [Rashi: Aaron and Chur] took a stone to support his hands
Dec 25, 2011
1-Reference
Ex11-08a, MOSES LEFT WITH GREAT ANGER reference Ex10-28 where Pharoh said DONT SEE ME ANYMORE
Dec 26, 2011
2-Meaning
The Biblical root Cheth-Pay-Zayin means IMPETUOUS It can refer to a hasty action or a rattled emotional state.
Dec 27, 2011
3-Grammar
....how I MOCKED at Egypt RASHI: The word for ACTION/DOING in the INTERACTIVE mode means MOCKED
Dec 28, 2011
4-Alignment
The aligned contrast HAND - HANDLET suggests a dynamic new meaing: HANDLET=Weaker hand = LEFT.
Dec 29, 2011
5-Contradiction
For a convert to bring a Passover sacrifice they must both a) circumcise and b) bring it on the proper date.
Dec 31, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: It should be consumed in one house DETAIL: Don't take meat outside DETAIL: Don't break [meaty]-bones.
Dec 18, 2011
4-Alignment
God both CITED Moses (gave him a citation/ticket for his doubts) and SPOKE to him (Comforting him on future)
Dec 19, 2011
5-Contradiction
PHAROH himself strengthened his resolve in the first few plagues not to let the people go; GOD hardened Pharoh's emotions in the latter plagues.
Dec 20, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: God asked Moses/Aaron to free Jews DETAIL: Even though Moses/Aaron came from cursed tribes GENERAL: God asked them; because they were righteous/blessed
Dec 21, 2011
7-Format
The frogs will come into (a) your house (because you decreed slavery) (b) your servants house (because they supported you) (c) your people's house (because they carried out your decrees)
Dec 22, 2011
8-Database
The 10 plagues punished Pharoh by sea(#1,4), land (#2,5), and by air (#7,8). The 10 plagues punished Pharoh for making the Jews feel like non-citizens (#1,4,7), like slaves (#2,5,8) and for inflicting pain (#3,6,9).
Dec 24, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The frogs came UP, FROM the river TO land.
Dec 11, 2011
8-Database
And a CHANGED king OVERTHREW Egypt that they shouldn't appreciate Joseph.
Dec 12, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Your work is not DIMINISHED RASHI: Expected production output remains the same
Dec 13, 2011
10-Symbolism
God appeared to Moses in a BURNING THORNBUSH symbolizing that God was empathic to the BURNS(Pain) and LOW SLAVE STATUS (Thorns) of the Jews.
Dec 14, 2011
1-Reference
Ex08-28a, Pharoh also hardened his heart this time, REFERENCES,Ex08-24 where he promised Jews freedom.
Dec 15, 2011
2-Meaning
PULSATING = motions of TO and FRO, TAKING and GIVING
Dec 17, 2011
3-Grammar
Behold [if] we sacrifice to God, which is an abomination to Egypt, will they not stone us?
Dec 4, 2011
2-Meaning
Overload them with work so that their thoughts don't DWELL on false leads.
Dec 5, 2011
3-Grammar
Overload the people with work so that they don't dwell on vein thoughts.
Dec 6, 2011
4-Alignment
Pharoh will a)Let the Jews go; and b) Drive them out quickly (Because of fear of Gods punishment)
Dec 7, 2011
5-Contradiction
God promised Moses that Aaron would come out to greet him when he returned to Egypt. But Moses first his father-in-law's permission.
Dec 8, 2011
6-Style
God dealt well with the midwives BY making them socially distinguished.
Dec 10, 2011
7-Format
The Egyptians imposed two burdensome work orders on the Jews a) A greater quantity of stubble, b) the need to gather it dispersed.
Nov 27, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: The brothers did as their father commanded him. DETAIL: [namely] they carried him to Canaan.
Nov 28, 2011
7-Format
You were worthy of a) additional STATURE=Priesthood; b) Additional STRENGTH=Monarchy.
Nov 29, 2011
8-Database
Jacob EXPIRED and WENT TO HIS PEOPLE... RASHI: But it doesn't say he DIED.
Nov 30, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Joseph LIFTED UP/SUPPORTED his father's hand from his son's head.
Dec 1, 2011
10-Symbolism
Joseph is FRUITFUL can dually mean: a) Joseph is physically FRUITFUL b) Joseph gives FRUITFUL dream interpretations.
Dec 3, 2011
1-Reference
Moses statement HE SAVED ME FROM THE SWORD OF PHAROH (Ex18-04) is explained by Ex02-15b, PHAROH WANTED TO KILL MOSES...MOSES FLED
Nov 20, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Joseph bought the people's land for food and THEREFORE rotated the cities they lived in to emphasize that they were no longer land owners (Now the Egyptians were non-citizens like the Jews)
Nov 21, 2011
1-Reference
Moses' blessing, REJOICE, ZEBULUN ON GOING OUT, YISSACHAR IN YOUR TENTS references Jacob's blessings of Sea/agriculture.
Nov 22, 2011
2-Meaning
May you TEEM and OVERFLOW in the land.
Nov 23, 2011
3-Grammar
They DELEGATED OTHERS TO SAY to Joseph
Nov 24, 2011
4-Alignment
Jacob told his children a) elements of FUTURE messianic era b) PRESENT advice on how the children should treat each other.
Nov 26, 2011
5-Contradiction
Jacob blessed ALL his children, even those he cursed
Nov 13, 2011
3-Grammar
...[give us seed so that] the land will not become desolate [fallow]
Nov 14, 2011
4-Alignment
Joseph ISN'T HERE vs. Joseph is DEAD. Judah white-lied to prevent being forced to find Joseph.
Nov 15, 2011
5-Contradiction
The famine was to last 7 years But the merit of a reunion of Jacob's family led to an earlier termination.
Nov 16, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: Jacobs spirit LIVED DETAIL: God appeared to Jacob in the VISIONS of the night RASHI: The LIVING of Jacob's spirit refers solely to renewal of VISION/PROPHECY
Nov 17, 2011
7-Format
a) EGYPT=Egyptian people,heard; b)Pharoh's HOUSE=Pharoh's staff, heard.
Nov 19, 2011
8-Database
Judah referred to Benjamin as the KID - he hoped Joseph would let him go and take him as a replacement
Nov 6, 2011
7-Format
We DESCENDED DESCENDED connotes two descents: a) physical descent to Egypt and b) social descent - they use to provide others and now are dependent.
Nov 7, 2011
8-Database
Joseph jailed Shimon because he instigated attacking him.
Nov 8, 2011
9-Non-Versre
And EACH man ladeled his donkey [By himself] RASHI: This shows that they were all strong and independent; capable of ladeling a donkey without need of extra help.
Nov 9, 2011
10-Symbolism
We provide a LINEAR SYMBOLIC translation of Pharoh's dream about the 7 years of plenty and 7 years of starvation.
Nov 10, 2011
1-Reference
Rashi supplements Judahs statement YOU ASKED ABOUT OUR RELATIVES (Gn44-18c) by citing Gn42-07 IT WASN'T JUST ASKING BUT A HARASSING INTERROGATION
Nov 12, 2011
2-Meaning
The Hebrew word CHETH-KUPH, CHOK, refers to a LAW that holds ABSOLUTELY independent of circumstances
Oct 30, 2011
1-Reference
He saw that GOD WAS WITH JOSEPH (Gn39-03 ) because Joseph always mentioned God (God will help)(Gn40-08,Gn41-16).
Oct 31, 2011
2-Meaning
TAKE can refer to a) physical transfer of an object b) social transfer of a person to a cause.
Nov 1, 2011
3-Grammar
To INTERACTIVELY ROLL ACCUSATIONS on us
Nov 2, 2011
4-Alignment
SACK, KNAPSACK, BAG all mean the same thing.
Nov 3, 2011
5-Contradiction
Joseph swore by God when he wanted to be truthful; He swore by Pharoh when he might break his word.
Nov 5, 2011
6-Style
EXAMPLE: Joseph wept because of how much he felt for his brother GENERALIZATION: Benjamin told how much he missed Joseph e.g. how he named each of his children after Joseph.
Oct 23, 2011
5-Contradiction
Even though Joseph's brothers hated him (Gn37-04) nevertheless Joseph was ready to go to them since he craved brotherly unity (Gn37-08).
Oct 24, 2011
6-Style
EXAMPLE: She was brought out to be burnt ...she sent the seal to her father in law---please recognize this (But didn't confront him) GENERALIZATION: Better to be burnt then publicly embarass someone.
Oct 25, 2011
7-Format
The phrase ROSE AND aLSO STOOD connotes a standing of the sheaf without falling.
Oct 26, 2011
8-Database
Biblical style focuses on the excelling person in a group and token mentions the others.
Oct 27, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Judah, when not finding the prostitute he gave depostis to, said, LET HER KEEP THEM, since if we continue investigating it will be known we seek prostitutes and we will be disgraced.
Oct 29, 2011
10-Symbolism
Joseph had a dream in which he was WANDERING / CONFUSED. His goals were BROTHERHOOD but his brothers didn't trust him-they wanted a new religion not based on prophecy.
Oct 16, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Jacob spent 14 years between leaving Beer Sheva and coming to Laban. Apparently he spent those 14 years in spiritual endeavors (to strengthen himself before coming to Laban)
Oct 17, 2011
10-Symbolism
In holy places (Temples and Houses of Study) man Ascends to God; In profane places God descends to help man.
Oct 18, 2011
1-Reference
Jews are called HEBREWS from EYVER-OTHER SIDE. They are DIFFERENT - OTHER SIDE.
Oct 19, 2011
2-Meaning
His sons and daughters [Rashi: daughter-in-laws] came to comform him.
Oct 20, 2011
3-Grammar
KUTONET, coat, is the NOUN form. KETONET, coat of, is the CONSTRUCT form.
Oct 22, 2011
4-Alignment
Jacob MOURNED; His (Jacob's) father CRIED (Isaac new Joseph was alive but couldn't tell Jacob about it and felt bad).
Oct 9, 2011
3-Grammar
Proper etiquette and grammar require answering a series of questions with a series of answers in the same order.
Oct 10, 2011
4-Alignment
Jacob was AFRAID and DISTRESSED. AFRAID of being KILLED and DISTRESSED that he MIGHT HAVE TO KILL.
Oct 11, 2011
5-Contradiction
Hadad King of EDOM conquered Midyan in MOABITE fields Rashi: EDOM was a MOABITE ally and Midayn a MOABITE enemy
Oct 12, 2011
6-Style
DETAIL: 1) Every drove of animals by itself, 2) Spaces between droves, 3) Droves 1st then Jacob GENERAL: Jacob's goal (in all DETAILS) was to appease Esauv by making the gift appear spacious.
Oct 13, 2011
7-Format
REVEALED sins should be STRICKEN fom Dt29-29a. Why? God did not punish REVEALED sins until after the conquest of Joshua (And hence we should strike out the phrase the REVEALED SINS BELONG TO GOD)
Oct 15, 2011
8-Database
Genealogies are usually parental. Sister-brother sibling genealogies indicate a special relationship such as protection or assistance in marriage.
Oct 2, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: I am with you DETAIL: a) Give you land b) Fruitful nation c) Nations blessed through you d) Watch you e) Return you to land GENERAL: I wont desert you until fulfillment
Oct 3, 2011
7-Format
If you afflict MY DAUGHTERS MY DAUGHTERS - emphasis to show that Bilhah, Zilpah were also his daughters (from live-in girlfriends).
Oct 4, 2011
8-Database
Jacob swore by the FEAR OF ISAAC rather than the GOD OF ISAAC since it is not polite to refer to GOD OF SO AND SO while so and so are still alive.
Oct 5, 2011
9-Non-Versre
WHAT CAN I DO TO MY DAUGHTERS = How can I harm them
Oct 6, 2011
1-Reference
Jacob FEARED and WAS DISTRESSED. The word FEAR refers to possible loss of life mentioned explicitly in Gn32-12.
Oct 8, 2011
2-Meaning
The ChoicestOfGods nation refers to a Rome-like nation.
Sep 25, 2011
10-Symbolism
Symbolic prophecy examples: a) 2 infants fighting = 2 nations at war; b) Esauv hairy/ruddy = Edom fights like an animal c) Jacob grabbed Esauv by heal = Smaller Jewish nation overpowers bigger power.
Sep 26, 2011
1-Reference
Jacob cursed the robber of Laban's idols (Gn31-32) and as a result Rachel died prematurely (Gn35-19).
Sep 27, 2011
2-Meaning
SLAUGHTER TO GOD = Sacrifice; SLAUGHTER = slaughter
Sep 28, 2011
3-Grammar
A suffix TAUV at the end of a word indicates a PERSONAL PRONOUN (SHAYNAH:sleep::SNATHI:MySleep).
Sep 29, 2011
4-Alignment
Esauv took 1) Wives and 2) male children. Jacob took 1)male Children and 2)wives. Jacob showed respect for the women by allowing the males to lead.
Oct 1, 2011
5-Contradiction
Rachel told Leah Jacob's flirting preferences. Jacob, in marrying Leah, thought she knew what he wanted physically. In the morning Leah returned to her old self. Jacob realized he was double-crossed.
Sep 18, 2011
4-Alignment
Rivkah (children thru marriage) had a FULL 9 month pregnancy; Tamar (Children thru an affair) had a 7 MONTH pregnancy.
Sep 19, 2011
5-Contradiction
a) Please Get up and b) Please sit at the table
Sep 20, 2011
6-Style
Esauv did not want the birthright - he wanted a life of eating and drinking.
Sep 21, 2011
7-Format
Give me some of this RED COMMEMORATIVE vegatable
Sep 22, 2011
8-Database
Symbolic prophecy examples: a) 2 infants fighting = 2 nations at war; b) Esauv hairy/ruddy = Edom fights like an animal c) Jacob grabbed Esauv by heal = Smaller Jewish nation overpowers bigger power.
Sep 24, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Esauv sold the birthright to Jacob during the week of Abraham's mourning.
Sep 11, 2011
8-Database
BOWING in the Bible symbolizes to 4 things: a) Thanks b) Acknowledgement of power c) Greeting d) Worship
Sep 12, 2011
9-Non-Versre
RE: Wife for my son Isaac: (A) Not a Canaanitess. (B) A wife from my relatives. (C) If she doesn't want it, still not a Canaannite. (D)RASHI: Take a wife from my friends, Aner...
Sep 13, 2011
10-Symbolism
Eliezer gave Rivkah 3 gifts: a) A cheap bracelet = caring about the cheap person; b) dual bracelets = dual - man God - approach c) $10 item = concern about community vs single digit/person.
Sep 14, 2011
1-Reference
1C01-32 speaks about Keturah, Abraham's concubine. Hence we infer that Abraham had one concubine with 2 names KETURAH, HAGAR.
Sep 15, 2011
2-Meaning
Aleph-Tzade-Lamed means NEAR and hence can mean SET ASIDE, MAYOR (Near to all), SHOULDER (Organ near me)
Sep 17, 2011
3-Grammar
The Hebrew PadenaH (Suffix Hey) is equivalent to LePadan (prefix Lamed) In both cases the suffix hey/prefix lamed means TO (To Padan)
Sep 4, 2011
1-Reference
THE GOD WHO SWORE TO GIVE ME THIS LAND (Gn24-07) references The CONVENANT OF CUTS where God so SWORE (Gn15-18)
Sep 5, 2011
2-Meaning
NAMES BY BIRTH means GENEALOGICAL ORDER
Sep 6, 2011
3-Grammar
And he brought her to the tent - Mother Sarah.
Sep 7, 2011
4-Alignment
Eliezer saw Rivkah's charitableness and was sure she was right: 1st) he gave her the ring 2nd) He then asked for her family. But when speaking to her family he reversed the order to appear business like.
Sep 8, 2011
6-Style
SARAHS LIFE - had 3 stages - SARAHS LIFE (One unified life with 3 aspects).
Sep 10, 2011
7-Format
CLIMAX: Let the girl stay with us a) DAYS [= A YEAR] or b) at least 10 [=10 months]
Aug 28, 2011
5-Contradiction
Abraham called Sarah SISTER (Daughter of father) even though she was really NEICE (Daughter of son of father).
Aug 29, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: Our father is old PARTICULAR: And no other man is around from which to have children
Aug 30, 2011
7-Format
And they said to [--him--] Where is Sarah your wife RASHI: HIM is stricken out. They real said to both HIM and HER WHERE IS YOUR SPOUSE
Aug 31, 2011
8-Database
Certain events are said to happen FROM HEAVEN. More specifically, REWARD and PUNISHMENT happens from heaven.
Sep 1, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Avimelech asked for treaty-respect from Abraham to a) me, b) my children and c) my grandchildren. RASHI: People feel close to children/grandchildren but not to great-grand-children.
Sep 3, 2011
10-Symbolism
Sacrifices with their rich animal and fire imagery inspire prophetic dreams. By offering a ram Abraham hoped to enable Isaac to obtain prophetic status.
Aug 21, 2011
9-Non-Versre
As we go from WEST to EAST we have BETHEL was on WEST, then Abraham's place of campling, and then AI was on EAST So Abraham camped EAST of BETHEL which was on the WEST.
Aug 22, 2011
10-Symbolism
God prophesied to Abraham about the DARK exile. God accompanied the prophesy with a supporting symbol: Great DARKness.
Aug 23, 2011
1-Reference
The Angelic admonition Do not stay in the PLAIN(Gn19-17) CROSS REFERENCES the fertile Jordan plain which initially attracted LOT (Gn13-10).
Aug 24, 2011
2-Meaning
Ayin-Daleth-Nun-Hey = Female youth / time of periods
Aug 25, 2011
3-Grammar
The angels said Where is Sarah your wife and Abraham said: UNEXPECTEDLY she is inside RASHI: She is modest.
Aug 27, 2011
4-Alignment
Abraham cooked CAKE:Lot cooked MATZOH. Lot commemorated Abraham's swift expulsion from Egypt at which time he ate MATZOH.
Aug 14, 2011
3-Grammar
Lot DWELLED in the plain cities but TENTED [for his livestock and staff] till Sedom.
Aug 15, 2011
4-Alignment
SaraI - MY princess - was renamed SaraH - princess; she, like Abraham, was now a PRINCESS to many people.
Aug 16, 2011
5-Contradiction
God ordered Hagar to call her son Ishmael. Abraham FOLLOWED Hagar's order and so named him.
Aug 17, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: The Jordan peninsula was FULLY WATERED. DETAIL 1: Like the Garden of Eden - [Good for TREES] DETAIL 2: Like Egypt - [Good for PLANTS (like flax)]
Aug 18, 2011
7-Format
God told Abraham: a) Leave your country b) Leave your birthplace c) Leave your father's household
Aug 20, 2011
8-Database
Items are frequently named in the Bible by how they will be called rather then what they are called now--e.g. the Kosher animals of Noach.
Aug 7, 2011
7-Format
Five levels of prohibited murder: a) Suicide b) by animal agent c) By human agent, d) without witnesses e) Personally (Death Penalty)
Aug 8, 2011
8-Database
Sinners are called Crowd, Worthless, men or the sinner city is called by name. The residents of the Tower of Babel is called SONS OF ADAM because like Adam they rebelled against God.
Aug 9, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The ark was built with a sloping roof with the top part not a point but a 2' x 2' square (Structurally this prevented leaks).
Aug 10, 2011
10-Symbolism
FOURTY symbolizes an EMBRYONIC period during which development to new horizons can take place.
Aug 11, 2011
1-Reference
Gn15-14b, promising that the nation that subjugates the Jews will themselves be judged is confirmed in Ex04-23 where God threatens to kill the Egyptian first-born for enslaving the Jews.
Aug 13, 2011
2-Meaning
N-S-A = Lifted - Have a high - Marriage:Cloud:Prince:Prayer
Jul 31, 2011
1-Reference
RESEN between NINVEH and KALACH - she is the big city. RASHI: NINVEH is the big city (Jonah 03:03)
Aug 1, 2011
2-Meaning
CHUR = burned-up / Anger; CHARAN = blow up / intensively angry.
Aug 2, 2011
3-Grammar
A singular predicate with a plural subject indicates that the first named subject instigated the activity; the others tagged along.
Aug 3, 2011
4-Alignment
Abstention in ark: Go to ark-NOAH-SONS and WIFE-DAUGHTER IN LAW-;leave ark NOAH-WIFE and SON-DAUGTHER-IN-LAWS
Aug 4, 2011
5-Contradiction
How can the patriarchal ancestor of Philistines be both Pasrusim and Casluchim? Because they exchanged wives!
Aug 6, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: They walked backwards DETAIL: They covered their father's nakedness GENERAL: They faced backwards so as not to see his nakedness RASHI: Even at the moment of covering they didn't peek
Jul 24, 2011
4-Alignment
a) Stone / Wood gods AND b) Gold / Silver (gods) [kept] with them [in their house].
Jul 25, 2011
5-Contradiction
Moses was vigorous at the time of his death but God did not ALLOW him to lead.
Jul 26, 2011
7-Format
We have shot at them--Heshbon unto Dibon is destroyed, and we have laid waste and TOTALLY ERASED [Stikeout] even unto Nophah, which reaches to Maydvah
Jul 27, 2011
8-Database
Many leaders reminded the people of God's good and punishment before their death and transition to a new leadership.
Jul 28, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Place the TORAH in the ARK of God is interpreted literally; There was room in the ark for the Torah.
Jul 30, 2011
10-Symbolism
If inanimate objects like the sun and moon can do what they are suppose to and earn the right to exist how much more so people.
Jul 17, 2011
8-Database
God gave you everything - food, clothing, etc - for 40 years. Don't let this go to your head, rather observe the convenant.
Jul 18, 2011
9-Non-Versre
You shall FAWN SLAVE APPEARANCE to your enemies but no one will buy you because THEY PREFER ANNHILATION.
Jul 19, 2011
10-Symbolism
The griffin vulture is known for sudden attack and swift descent.
Jul 20, 2011
1-Reference
Dt29-10a discussing 'Your ...elders, judges, ...from the wood cutters to water drawers' REFERENCES Jo09-04: 'The Givonim were made into wood-cutters...
Jul 21, 2011
2-Meaning
Rashi uses the SYNECDOCHE method: SIN by THIRST means SIN by PASSION; SIN by FULL = SIN by HABIT
Jul 23, 2011
3-Grammar
God will return [WITH] you. Rashi: God returns you; God Himself returns.
Jul 10, 2011
2-Meaning
Yud-Resh-Daleth means a) Fell b) Conquered
Jul 11, 2011
3-Grammar
Mem-Caph-Resh means DISGUISE. Mem-Caph-Resh Lamed...means TO FAWN APPEARANCE.
Jul 12, 2011
4-Alignment
The Levites blessed / cursed TO the people The Tribes stood ON their mountains and answered AMEN
Jul 13, 2011
5-Contradiction
You shall fawn slave appearance but no one will buy you since they prefer to kill you.
Jul 14, 2011
6-Style
Only now that Sihon is attacking you do you fully appreciate God's gifts in the context of your vulnerability.
Jul 16, 2011
7-Format
Now that Sihon has attacked you, you fully appreciate God's gifts to you in the context of your vulnerability. Therefore, be careful to continue observance.
Jul 3, 2011
5-Contradiction
1) Treat runaway slaves nicely - free them and accept them as Jews 2) Except for Edomites and Moabites who can never be fully accepted into the Jewish community
Jul 4, 2011
6-Style
Each person shall die for HIS sin (Not for sin of parents / children). So a) Parents shall not be EXECUTED for children's CRIMES and also b) Parents shall not be CONVICTED account of children's TESTIMONIES.
Jul 5, 2011
7-Format
Lashes are given a) According to the degree of wickedness and b) According to measure (of capacity)
Jul 6, 2011
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Jul 7, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The eldest inherits DOUBLE - he inherits his own portion and a special portion made for the eldest.
Jul 9, 2011
1-Reference
And you will become a holy nation to God AS HE SAID (Dt26-19) Rashi: The reference is to Lv20-26,Ex19-06
Jun 26, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Measure FROM the corpse (FROM his head FROM his nose) TO each of the nearby cities.
Jun 27, 2011
10-Symbolism
The Priest, who is in charge of helping the nation achieve marital happiness is symbolically taught the components of physical relationship: arms, cheeks=secreting organs, womb=children
Jun 28, 2011
1-Reference
Thoughout the Torah SINS AND STATUS are determined by witnesses (Dt19-15). Hence the phrase WHEN IT BE FOUND... (Dt24-07) means by witnesses
Jun 29, 2011
2-Meaning
STONE can mean WEIGHTS since the STONES were MADE from weights. Items can be NAMED by what they are made of: e.g. GLASSES, IRONS, etc.
Jun 30, 2011
3-Grammar
She has done a vile thing in Israel to prostitute [while in] her father's house
Jul 2, 2011
4-Alignment
A person who got married within the first year: 1) Doesn't do army service 2) Doesn't do national service (substitute army service)
Jun 19, 2011
3-Grammar
ALL Levites....RASHI: Even blemished Levites.
Jun 20, 2011
4-Alignment
a) .... PLEASE ATONE the Jewish people for this accidental murder b) .... IT WILL BE ATONED RASHI: Once the priests do the ceremony there is atonement.
Jun 21, 2011
5-Contradiction
1)No one knows who killed this person 2)The elders say...we didn't kill this person RASHI We didn't accidentally kill him by abstaining from hospitality which led to a road mugging.
Jun 22, 2011
6-Style
One witness shall not establish sin....two or three witnesses shall establish matters When a criminal TESTIMONY arises against a person....then the 2 people ...shall stand
Jun 23, 2011
7-Format
....Measure to the cities surrounding the corpse [so that you may ascertain] the city closest to the corpse: The elders of that city....
Jun 25, 2011
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Jun 12, 2011
6-Style
a) GENERAL: Buy what you want. b) DETAIL: Steak, lambchops, wine, bear. c) GENERAL: What you want. Rashi: Meat, fruit juices/wine, milk, honey.
Jun 13, 2011
7-Format
LOAD LOAD him up - if he doesn't want charity then LOAN him.
Jun 14, 2011
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Jun 15, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Kosher animals must have a) split hoofs and b) two toes
Jun 16, 2011
1-Reference
And the ENTIRE nation will HEAR [The execution] RASHI: So it is done on festival time when the entire nation comes to Jerusalem.
Jun 18, 2011
2-Meaning
Yud-Resh-Daleth means a) Fell b) Conquered
Jun 5, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Israel is not a rain-water land but a land, like a vegetable garden, requiring supplemental manual watering.
Jun 6, 2011
1-Reference
The statement (Dt15-06) 'God will bless you if you observe as HE SAID' refers to (Dt28-03)
Jun 7, 2011
2-Meaning
The phrase SICKLE ON SHEAF is an IDIOM referring to HARVEST.
Jun 8, 2011
3-Grammar
The future conjugation can be used to indicate the habitual present: The FIRST BORN is EATEN before God in Jerusalem (However you yourself NEED NOT EAT IT)
Jun 9, 2011
4-Alignment
a) The NON JEW: Keep his loan debts in the 7th year b) Your BROTHER (Fellow Jew): Waive his debt in the 7th year.
Jun 11, 2011
5-Contradiction
Firstborn animals are gifts to the priest. Hence we translate ONE EATS THE FIRSTBORN IN JERUSALEM.
May 29, 2011
2-Meaning
AMR=speak; DBR=cite; SNN=master; LMD=habituate; HABITUATE your children to have conversations on Torah
May 30, 2011
3-Grammar
If a 3 letter root with terminal MEM is punctuated: a) Kamatz-Patach: It simply refers to the verb - activity; b) Kamatz-Kamatz: It refers to the verb + Object.
May 31, 2011
4-Alignment
a) I will give to YOU and to YOUR descendants this land b) The land I swore to give to THEM RASHI: The Patriarchs themselves will one day inherit Israel.
Jun 1, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL Do Gods commandments and it will be well DETAIL: Love God, Teach God, Place Mezuzoth, ... GENERAL: As a consequence you will reap reward RASHI: Even for simple commandments (like Mezuzah)
Jun 2, 2011
7-Format
God watches over us BECAUSE a) He loves us and BECAUSE b) He promised the Patriarchs to love us.
Jun 4, 2011
8-Database
When God decrees a punishment, if there are no wise men to teach the people God may delay punishment for a long time.
May 22, 2011
6-Style
Has such a GREAT THING ever happened THAT God revealed himself to an entire nation.
May 23, 2011
7-Format
There are two commandments in the 10 commandments which state AS GOD COMMANDED YOU. The CONTEXT therefore suggests both references are to the same source.
May 24, 2011
8-Database
Remember salvation from Egypt by contradicting Egyptian slavery: Practice a) equality b) ritual purity and c) no anxiety-business practices.
May 25, 2011
9-Non-Versre
We conquered Bashan and Emori on the EAST side of Jordan (The Jordan river goes NORTH-SOUTH partitioning Israel)
May 26, 2011
10-Symbolism
The LION kills through POWER; the BEE kills thru VENOM without using power and then dies.
May 28, 2011
1-Reference
The obligation to WALK IN GOD'S WAYS (Dt11-30e) refers to IMITATING HIS 13 ATTRIBUTES (Ex34-06:07)
May 15, 2011
10-Symbolism
The LION kills through POWER; the BEE kills thru VENOM without using power.
May 16, 2011
1-Reference
Ten Commandments: Observe the Sabbath AS GOD COMMANDED YOU. Rashi: Commanded at Marah. Similarly for HONOR FATHER/MOTHER.
May 17, 2011
2-Meaning
The Biblical AS THIS DAY resembles the English IDIOM, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT connoting something universally accepted.
May 18, 2011
3-Grammar
You have BEEN SHOWN PROPHECIES and personally know God is the true Lord.
May 19, 2011
4-Alignment
a) See I have given you commandments to DO b) You shall WATCH and DO RASHI: WATCH=Safeguard with professional standards
May 21, 2011
5-Contradiction
Take heed ...lest you make an idol WHICH GOD COMMANDED YOU [not to do]
May 8, 2011
4-Alignment
a) Kuph-Cheth and Kuph-Cheth Eth means TAKE. b) Kuph-Cheth M means SELECT. Hence Rashi translates I SELECTED 12 MEN...
May 9, 2011
5-Contradiction
The Jews complained that GOD HATES US. But God loved the Jews? The Jews projected their own hatred of God onto God.
May 10, 2011
6-Style
War should be preceded by an offer of peace. We infer this because 1st offered the Egyptians peace and the right to repent, despite their torture of Jews
May 11, 2011
7-Format
Spies were to find a) easiest CITIES to conquer b) crooked ROADS with potential ambushes
May 12, 2011
8-Database
1) LAQAX and LAQAX ETH means TAKE. 2) LAQAX M means SELECT. RASHI: SELECTION vs TAKING connotes selection of the choicest and finest.
May 14, 2011
9-Non-Versre
turn/face NORTHWARDS = walk on the EAST coast, FROM the SOUTH end TO the NORTH end.
May 1, 2011
8-Database
Moses learned the Torah from God. He taught it to Aaron who taught it to the other priests who then taught it to the Tribal leaders who then taught it to the nation.
May 2, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The Jews in the wilderness spent most of the 40 years making 20 stops - about 1 stop every 2 years - thus the wandering was not excessively burdensome.
May 3, 2011
10-Symbolism
The Priests atone for NEGLIGENCE. Hence the High priest's death atones for the NEGLIGENT murder and sets the murderer free.
May 4, 2011
1-Reference
The MEN OF WAR mentioned in Dt02-16 refers to 20+ year olds Nu14-29 on whom death was decreed. 20+ is military age (e.g. Nu01-20)
May 5, 2011
2-Meaning
TORACH=troubles; MASAH=business disputes; RIV=fights;
May 7, 2011
3-Grammar
WHEN ALL DRAFTABLE MEN DIED THEN GOD SPOKE TO ME. Rashi: This teaches God only spoke to Moses for the sake of the community.
Apr 24, 2011
2-Meaning
PITHOM = suddenly. PETHA = unexpectedly.
Apr 25, 2011
3-Grammar
The INFINITIVE FORM can also indicate ATTRIBUTION. Hence Nu35-32b translates as "Don't take bribes for a FLEED to a refuge city"
Apr 26, 2011
4-Alignment
1) Take one representative per tribe to INHERIT the land. 2) These are the people who God commanded to TRANSFER INHERITANCE to the Jews in Israel.
Apr 27, 2011
5-Contradiction
a) The city OUTSKIRTS = 1000. b) From city border to end = 2000. 1st 1000 for gardens; 2nd 1000 for vineyards and fields.
Apr 28, 2011
6-Style
Willful and negligent murder require an initial intended DOWNWARD force. An initial intended UPWARD force is neither willful nor negligent (since gravitational force participated)
Apr 30, 2011
7-Format
If the daughters of a person from Tribe A a)inherit their father's land, b)marry into tribe B, c) and die, then d) their son from tribe B inherits
Apr 17, 2011
6-Style
The ecstasy of post-Yom-Kippur forgiveness leads to a great feast on the first day of Sukkoth. The ecstasy gradually returns to normalacy. Human relations are similar.
Apr 18, 2011
7-Format
This is the MONTHLY-OFFERING IN ITS MONTH Rashi: Every month is unique; no makeups for skipped months
Apr 19, 2011
8-Database
SHMINI AZERETH is named because God so to speak HOLDS US OVER (AZERETH) on more day.
Apr 20, 2011
9-Non-Versre
There was not a 1-1 correspondence between each grandchild's child of Jacob and Jewish subtribes. Only those worthy became subtribes.
Apr 21, 2011
10-Symbolism
Shmini Azereth is analogous to a final parting meal after a week-long celebration. The week celebration starts with a big bang and finishes with a small intimate setting.
Apr 23, 2011
1-Reference
Nu35-12 speaks about saving the accidental murderer from the avenger; There is no death penalty if the avenger kills the murderer (Dt19-06)
Apr 10, 2011
10-Symbolism
HIS SEED IS ON MANY WATERS metonomycally means HIS SEED IS VERY PROSPEROUS.
Apr 11, 2011
1-Reference
JOSHUA SHALL ASK (FROM ELAZAR) USING THE URIM & TUMIM (Nu27-21), references e.g. 1S30-07:08 and Ex28-06:30: prophetically inquiring from URIM & TUMIM during military maneuvers.
Apr 12, 2011
2-Meaning
PROFESSIONALLY WATCH the daily offering (Nu28-02) The Rabbis instituted Professional Societies of Lay Israelites who prayed simultaneously with the morning offering.
Apr 13, 2011
3-Grammar
....and a goat for a sin offering besides the daily offering and its [the daily offering's] libations
Apr 14, 2011
4-Alignment
Offer the offerings and a)its libation, b)its libationS, c) THEIR libations - 2 libations - one of oil, one of water
Apr 16, 2011
5-Contradiction
God said PLACE YOUR HAND but Moses PLACED BOTH HANDS on Joshua to inaugurate him, showing Moses generous spirit.
Apr 3, 2011
4-Alignment
Balak only onced asked (satirically) WHAT DID GOD SAY (i.e. Balak could only say what GOD said). So Bilam retaliated by telling Bilam GET UP IN ORDER TO LISTEN (Respect God)
Apr 4, 2011
5-Contradiction
Bilam claimed to know the THOUGHTS OF GOD. But comically he knew less than his DONKEY.
Apr 5, 2011
6-Style
We generalize Bilam's behavior: A distinguished person should always take 2 servants on a journey (They talk to each other and leave him alone)
Apr 6, 2011
7-Format
We have shot at them--Heshbon unto Dibon is destroyed, and we have laid waste and TOTALLY ERASED [Stikeout] even unto Nophah, which reaches to Maydvah
Apr 7, 2011
8-Database
God uses conversational styles with many prophets. The conversational openers facilitate repentance. Unfortunately in some prophets they facilitate rebellion. In some they facilitate preparation.
Apr 9, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Why was Moses crying/helpless when Zimri publicly had sex with a Midianite? RASHI: Because he himself married a Midianite and therefore couldn't protest!!
Mar 27, 2011
8-Database
Moses and Aaron died "on the word of God" - kiss death. Miryam also died that way but for modesty reasons it is not explicitly stated biblically.
Mar 28, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Moses congregated the nation facing the rock. RASHI: This is one of the places in the Bible where a small space held many people
Mar 29, 2011
10-Symbolism
3 Types of Jewish complaints: a) Lets return to Egypt, b) Don't listen to God's orders (e.g. don't gather manna on Sabbath), c) Food. Moses should not have scolded the nation on proper food complaints.
Mar 30, 2011
1-Reference
Nu22-08a mentions that Bilam prophesied at NIGHT. This REFERENCES Nu12-06:07 ....Your prophets....I speak to them in a DREAM....not so is Moses....Mouth to Mouth ... Clear Visions....
Mar 31, 2011
2-Meaning
The Hebrew Kuph-Beth can equally mean TENT and STOMACH.
Apr 2, 2011
3-Grammar
The Hebrew VaNaShiM means we will DESTROY. This Hebrew word comes from the root NUN SHIN MEM.
Mar 20, 2011
2-Meaning
GOD SAID TO MOSES, PERSUADE AARON. Rashi: Don't emphasize that he will die but e.g. emphasize that he will see the transfer of his Priesthood to his son while he is alive.
Mar 21, 2011
3-Grammar
Woe to you Moab; the nation of the Kemosh [gods] is destroyed: (1) you have given your sons to fleeing [from] (2) you have given your daughters in captivity to the Emorite Kingdom in Sichon.
Mar 22, 2011
4-Alignment
JEWS are saved by PRAYER; EDOM is saved by SWORD
Mar 23, 2011
5-Contradiction
The priest stands a) OUTSIDE the Temple camp but b) FACING the Temple gate.
Mar 24, 2011
6-Style
Moses upon being insulted prayed for the welfare of the Jews that insulted him. This offers general guidance to people who are insulted.
Mar 26, 2011
7-Format
We have shot at them--Heshbon unto Dibon is destroyed, and we have laid waste and TOTALLY ERASED [Stikeout] even unto Nophah, which reaches to Maydvah
Mar 13, 2011
6-Style
Observe Passover in its SEASON but only on the FOURTEENTH.
Mar 14, 2011
7-Format
The Jews observed the first Passover outside of Egypt. They remembered God redeemed them. But then they forgot Gods deliverance. They continuously complained and doubted.
Mar 15, 2011
8-Database
Shaving of all hair symbolizes feminization. Female passivity - the capacity to listen - is important in a) curing the Lepor - slanderer and b)indoctrinating the Levites who counseled the people.
Mar 16, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The Jews stayed a little under a year (11 months, 3 weeks) at Sinai..
Mar 17, 2011
10-Symbolism
Shaving of all hair symbolizes feminization. Female passivity - the capacity to listen - is important in a) curing the Lepor - slanderer and b)indoctrinating the Levites who counciled the people.
Mar 19, 2011
1-Reference
Nu20-22a The ENIRE nation came to Mount Hor..., REFERENCES Nu14-32:33 discussing the 40 year period during which the generation of the spies died out (But now the ENTIRE nation was ready to enter Israel)
Mar 6, 2011
10-Symbolism
The prince gifts for the consecration of the Temple symbolized human history
Mar 7, 2011
1-Reference
Nu11-15b - If you God do this to me, kill me, so I won't see their suffering REFERENCES Ex32-32 - If only you forgive them; if not, erase me from your book.
Mar 8, 2011
2-Meaning
PAY-RESH-VAV-RESH, PARUR (pieces) means COOKING POT. To facilitate cooking, veggies & meat are cut into pieces.
Mar 9, 2011
3-Grammar
Let me not see MY suffering is a EUPHEMISM for Let me not see THEIR suffering. EUPHEMISM is a universal grammatical category.
Mar 10, 2011
4-Alignment
I can't BEAR this nation... Appoint leaders who will BEAR the BEARing of the nation... You will not BEAR alone
Mar 12, 2011
5-Contradiction
a) Levites apprentice TO LEARN at 25 b) Levites apprentice TO SERVE at 30
Feb 27, 2011
4-Alignment
cf. HE DIDN'T NOTICE IT vs HIS _eyes_ DIDN'T NOTICE IT. HIS EYES excludes applicability to a blind person.
Feb 28, 2011
5-Contradiction
The Temple was conscecrated on the 1st of Nissan, After the annointing but on the same day they consecrated the Temple.
Mar 1, 2011
6-Style
EVEN THOUGH the Nazarite offering is different - because you bring a BASKET OF MATZAH - NEVERTHELESS, you STILL bring MINCHAH and WINE LIBATIONS (as in all offerings)
Mar 2, 2011
7-Format
He 1) Stands her 2) places dust in holy water 3) stands her 4) unravels her hair 5) places the rest offering on her hand 6) Swears her... Many procedures to harass her to confess.
Mar 3, 2011
8-Database
Most priestly gifts were BROUGHT TO GOD or BELONGED TO THE PRIEST The first fruits was a priestly gift that was BROUGHT and to the PRIEST.
Mar 5, 2011
9-Non-Versre
If the Nazarite is defiled he has to (1) nazarite a new count of days and (2) not let the old count of days be included in the new count.
Feb 20, 2011
7-Format
a) The HOLY = Ark and Altars b) The HOLY UTENSILS = Candellabrah, Table, and their utensils
Feb 21, 2011
8-Database
God continuously CENSUSED the Jews. Obsessive CENSUSING is typically a sign of great fondness
Feb 22, 2011
9-Non-Versre
300 Firstborn Levites remained. 22000 Firstborn redeemed by Levites. 273 firstborn redeemed @ 5 per head=$1365. Redeemers identified by lottery
Feb 23, 2011
1-Reference
The Ram REST OFFERING and LIBATIONS mentioned in Nu06-17b cross reference the offerings detailed at Nu15-06:07.
Feb 24, 2011
2-Meaning
Cheth-Resh-Tzade-Nun (CHARTZAN), grape seeds, are THORNS (Taade-Nun-(TZINAH)) in a HOLE (Cheth-Resh-CHOR)
Feb 26, 2011
3-Grammar
It is a rest offering for STANDING-UPS (Plural). The HUSBAND stands up; RELIGION stands up.
Feb 13, 2011
1-Reference
The warning that the Levites should watch their Temple Guard lest a foreigner come incurring God's anger (Nu01-53a) REFERENCES Nu17-11, the Korach Rebellion showing Gods anger
Feb 14, 2011
2-Meaning
ACH means a)USUALLY, b) PROBABLY, c) MOST OF
Feb 15, 2011
3-Grammar
There are 3 ways verbs can come from nouns: a) CREATION OF THE NOUN, e.g. to flower, to beam, b) REMOVAL OF THE NOUN, e.g. to dust, c) TYPICAL USAGE OF THE NOUN, e.g. to hammar.
Feb 16, 2011
4-Alignment
The Levites are given to Aaron from the MIDST of the Jewish people
Feb 17, 2011
5-Contradiction
The Kehathites partnered with the priests. a) The priests PACKED all Holy-Holy items b) The Kehthites CARRIED the packed items
Feb 19, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: Levites will help Aaron BY DETAILS: SERVING the temple, not by bringing offerings.
Feb 6, 2011
4-Alignment
I,God, will REMEMBER, Abraham, Jacob and Israel. But ISAAC is perpetually before me because he offered himself as a sacrifice.
Feb 7, 2011
5-Contradiction
a) I will bring on you the rage, a sword avenging the convenant b) I will never despise you RESOLUTION: All punishments are rehabilitative to effect repentance.
Feb 8, 2011
6-Style
GENERAL: Jubilee. DETAIL: Freedom. GENERAL: Jubilee. DETAIL: Return land and people. GENERAL: Jubilee RASHI: Total freedom. All slaves - those whose term is not completed and those who refused to go free - are freed.
Feb 9, 2011
7-Format
a) no learning b) no performance c-d) despise religious / civil law e) no community involvement f) Apostasy.
Feb 10, 2011
8-Database
Remember Egypt: No a) inequality, b) impurity, c) bad business practices. d) God saved you.
Feb 12, 2011
9-Non-Versre
When redeeming a field one allocates the sales price proportionately on the remaining years of use. The proportionate allocation uses rounding (whether upwards or downwards).
Jan 30, 2011
8-Database
LEANING symbolizes TRANSFERENCE of AUTHORITY. LEANING on an executed criminal symbolizes that he is responsible for this own death.
Jan 31, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The Bible lists the tribes of both sinners and meritorious people thereby IMPLYING that individual behavior casts light on the entire family and tribe.
Feb 1, 2011
10-Symbolism
LEANING symbolizes TRANSFERENCE of AUTHORITY. LEANING on an executed criminal symbolizes that he is responsible for this own death.
Feb 2, 2011
1-Reference
The Tithe mentioned at Lv27-30 which is described as a) holy and b) redeemable refers to the 2nd tithe mentioned at Dt14-22:27 which is also described as b)redeemable and a) eaten in Jerusalem.
Feb 3, 2011
2-Meaning
Resh-Shin-Ayin means a) to desire, b) to please
Feb 5, 2011
3-Grammar
And if [the owner] doesn't redeem the field And if [the Temple] sells it, then it can no longer be redeemed.
Jan 23, 2011
2-Meaning
SUCCAH is a metaphor for CLOUDS which are METAPHORS for PROPHECY
Jan 24, 2011
3-Grammar
The [MINCHAH] SHE will be for Aaron and his sons and they will eat HIM [The bread] but in a holy place
Jan 25, 2011
4-Alignment
The Jewish New Year is both a a) a DAY of SHOFAR blasts as well as b) A REMEMBRANCE of the SHOFAR BLAST (of the Ram that replaced Isaac at the Akaydah)
Jan 26, 2011
5-Contradiction
a) Bring an offering (Minimal requirement) b) Bring 2 oxen, 1 ram, 7 lambs (Preferred requirement)
Jan 27, 2011
6-Style
(a1) DETAIL: Ahaliav...from tribe of DAN built Temple (a2) DETAIL: Blasphemer...from tribe of DAN was executed (b) GENERAL: Actions - whether good/bad - reflect on family and tribe.
Jan 29, 2011
7-Format
DON'T defile yourself EXCEPT for relatives when YOU ARE OBLIGATED
Jan 16, 2011
5-Contradiction
a) You have till the next morning to pay a day worker b) You have till the next evening to pay a night worker
Jan 17, 2011
6-Style
a) DETAIL: Don't DO Egyptian/Canaanite deeds b) GENERAL: Don't WALK in Egyptian/Canaanite cultic practices
Jan 18, 2011
7-Format
A person who HUNTS ANY HUNT of edible animal or venizon, he shall pour out the blood and cover it with dust.
Jan 19, 2011
8-Database
The normal designatory language is eg TAKE A LAMB _FOR_ A SIN OFFERING The language AND MAKE IT A SIN OFFERING connotes special verbal specification.
Jan 20, 2011
9-Non-Versre
Rashi lists 6 categories of biblically prohibited teasing: 1) Mentioning bad 1a) ancestry 1b) repentance 1c) conversion 2)Associating suffering and deeds; non-fulfillable 3a) Referrals and 3b) consultations.
Jan 22, 2011
1-Reference
Lv24-02, the chapter on the Candellabrah, refers back to Ex27-20:21, also dealing with the Candellabrah.
Jan 9, 2011
8-Database
God promised to inflict house leprosy since the requirement of emptying the house of utensils would expose hidden treasures by the Canaanites enriching the owners.
Jan 10, 2011
9-Non-Versre
The owner removes utensils from his house prior to the priestly inspection in order to avoid the utensils declared impure. This law shows God cared about petty monetary ownership of even sinners.
Jan 11, 2011
1-Reference
The MOLECH idolatry mentioned at Lv18-21 refers to an idolatrous practice of parents handing their sons to priests to walk them between two viscious fires (Lv18-23,Dt18-10,Dt12-31)
Jan 12, 2011
2-Meaning
PESHAH = willful/rebellious sin; CHAYT = negligent sin;
Jan 13, 2011
3-Grammar
WHOever does any of these abominations THEY [male/female] will be cut off from their nation.
Jan 15, 2011
4-Alignment
FROM YOUR CHILDREN: a) Don't GIVE [to the MOLECH idolatry] b) [Don't] PASS through the MOLECH fires
Jan 2, 2011
2-Meaning
TURN ITS APPEARANCE = fade
Jan 3, 2011
3-Grammar
The Hebrew prefixes LAMED and BETH are prepositions They NORMALLY mean TO and IN respectively. However they can have other meanings like OF.
Jan 4, 2011
4-Alignment
The washing of the leprous garment was not done to the ENTIRE GARMENT nor to the LEPROUS SPOT but rather to the SPOT and VICINITY.
Jan 5, 2011
5-Contradiction
For lepored clothes: Wash the leprous spot and its surroundings.
Jan 6, 2011
6-Style
Shave BEARD and EYEBROW hair - that is, hair that is DENSE and VISIBLE.
Jan 8, 2011
7-Format
PARAGRAPH 1 (Lv14-38) Close house 7 days PARAGRAPH 2a (Lv14-43,44) 2nd examination (2nd week) return of plague PARAGRAPH 2b (Lv14-48a) 2nd Examination (2nd week) no return of plague
Dec 26, 2010
5-Contradiction
Nadav,Avihu died by a prophetic fire which burned souls but not clothing.
Dec 27, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: Aaron BLESSED the nation PARTICULAR: ...doing of the sin and elevation offering GENERAL: ...They BLESSED the NATION. NEW PARAGRAPH: God appeared in a vision of fire animals
Dec 28, 2010
7-Format
You should have EATEN EATEN it [Rashi: Eaten it in ANY circumstance even between death and burial.]
Dec 29, 2010
8-Database
Impure clay utensils have no remedy; they must be broken
Dec 30, 2010
10-Symbolism
Sacrifices with their FIRE RICH symbolism were offered in the hope of arousing and meriting PROPHETIC FIRE VISIONS.
Jan 1, 2011
1-Reference
LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN LEPROSY (Lv13-43) refers to the symptoms of skin leprosy mentioned in Lv13-02
Dec 19, 2010
8-Database
THEY DID AS COMMANDED is stated when we might expect rebellious behavior.
Dec 20, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Day 1: Offerings for consecration of Priests: Day 8: Temple consecrated (Nisan 1st); Priests offer
Dec 21, 2010
1-Reference
The eighth day of the Priestly Consecration was also the day that the Temple was erected and God revealed himself to the Jewish people.
Dec 22, 2010
2-Meaning
DBR=cite,say. AMR=discuss.
Dec 23, 2010
3-Grammar
The Hebrew root Mem-Tzade-Aleph means FIND, PRESENT, TO PRESENT
Dec 25, 2010
4-Alignment
(1)TOUCHERS (of the dead carcass) are ritually impure till evening; (2)CARRIERS MUST WASH CLOTHES and are ritually impure till evening.
Dec 12, 2010
2-Meaning
The word TORAH means PRINCIPLES or MOTIFS.
Dec 13, 2010
3-Grammar
Aleph Tauv Vav (Otho) means "only it"; a terminal suffix Vav (Oh) means "it".
Dec 14, 2010
4-Alignment
LEAVEN: (1) May not be given to the ALTAR and (2) may not be given to the PRIESTS.
Dec 15, 2010
5-Contradiction
ALL priests may eat the sin offering. PROVIDED the eater is qualified to offer the sin offering.
Dec 16, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: Don't eat any blood. PARTICULAR: Of birds or animals. RASHI: Blood of fish is permissable.
Dec 18, 2010
7-Format
The principles of the ELEVEATION OFFERING, ELEVATION OFFERING - The Repetion implies: it stays on altar even if originally invalid
Dec 5, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: If you bring an oven-baked rest offering then DETAILS: either bring it as wafers or bread loaves.
Dec 6, 2010
7-Format
The leftovers of the Minchah offering will belong a) TO Aaron and b) TO his children. RASHI: Aaron=High Priest always gets 1st; children = ordinary priests, divide.
Dec 7, 2010
8-Database
Minchah procedures: a) By Owner: spill oil, placing frankincense,bringing to priest b) By Priest: the handful, bringing to altar, offering on fire
Dec 8, 2010
9-Non-Versre
To THROW ROUND means several (2) throws covering all 4 sides (e.g. both diagonals).
Dec 9, 2010
10-Symbolism
We GROW (water) from NON-CITIZENSHIP (Succah); but we remain STEADFAST (salt) in the LAW (offerings).
Dec 11, 2010
1-Reference
MOSES offered it on the altar (Lv08-28a) REFERENCES Ex30-19, Ex30-41, MOSES, Aaron and children washed ...in Lavere
Nov 28, 2010
9-Non-Versre
1 KKR=3000 SKL. 603550*1/2 SKL= 100 KKR (300000 SKL) + 1775 SKL.
Nov 29, 2010
1-Reference
Lv02-01c speaking about BEST FLOUR is illuminated by Ex29-02 which clarifies BEST **WHEAT** FLOUR
Nov 30, 2010
2-Meaning
AYSH and ISHEH are masculine and feminine forms of the same root AYSH means FIRE; ISHEH means FUEL (That which enables the fire).
Dec 1, 2010
3-Grammar
With an ordinary three letter root (X-Y-Z): (1)X(Kamatz)-Y(Patach)-Z is an active 3rd person past singular VERB; (2)X(Kamatz)-Y(Kamatz)-Z is the NOUN (Object) connected with the VERB
Dec 2, 2010
4-Alignment
Bird offerings are either a) TURTLEDOVES [Adults] or b) CHILD PIGEONS (children).
Dec 4, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) You bring a DOUBTFUL guilt offering if you PERHAPS sinned b) As soon as you are CERTAIN of the sin you bring a SIN offering
Nov 21, 2010
3-Grammar
The Bible uses DEFICIENT spellings to indicate personality DEFICIENCIES.
Nov 22, 2010
4-Alignment
The PAROCETH curtain functions #1) as a DIVIDER between the ARK, the Holy of Holies, and the TEMPLE UTENSILS, #2) as a PROTECTIVE COVERING AGENT of the ARK.
Nov 23, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) The Priests, Aaron and his sons, washed their hands/legs from the Temple Lavere b) During the induction ceremony, Moses functioned as Priest, and washed therefrom also.
Nov 24, 2010
6-Style
Temple work done SINCE Jews did as told
Nov 25, 2010
7-Format
He made the basin of copper from the mirrors of the women who DELIBERATELY affiliated to donate.
Nov 27, 2010
8-Database
3 listings of the 11 Temple utensils: a) The building order; b) the construction; c) the building erection.
Nov 14, 2010
6-Style
Dont let the Pascal(or any) offering stay over till morning
Nov 15, 2010
7-Format
Aaron and his sons will wash: a) their hands, b) their legs. Rashi: If they inadvertently washed hands and legs separately their Temple worship is satisfactory.
Nov 16, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Moses ascended Mount Sinai 3 times: To receive the 10 oommandments twice and to request forgiveness for the sin of the golden calf; When he came down from the 2nd 10 commandments his face beamed
Nov 17, 2010
10-Symbolism
The Ketoreth perfumes contain DRIPPY, SHINY and FATTY spices corresponding to STATELY (drop by drop, bit by bit), FLASHY and INDULGENT people (All are needed)
Nov 18, 2010
1-Reference
The phrase THE CANDELLABRAH'S UTENSILS (Ex35-14a) REFERENCES Ex25-38, listing AND ITS **tongs** AND **sweeping pans/trays**...
Nov 20, 2010
2-Meaning
The word Ayin-Lamed typically means ON. However it can also mean WITH or AFTER. So Ex35-22 is translated THE MEN CAME AFTER THE WOMAN (with donations)
Nov 7, 2010
10-Symbolism
The peace offerings had the WAIVING-RAISING ceremony: The WAIVING to the 4 quarters of the world AFFIRMS the multiplicity of world personalities; the RAISING up/down affirms holiness.
Nov 8, 2010
1-Reference
After sin, man fears communication with God. We see this by i) Adam/Eve who feared God after their sin as well as ii) the Jews who feared God after the sin of the Golden calf.
Nov 9, 2010
2-Meaning
In English we say HIS FACE BEAMS. Here we take the PHYSICAL BEAM, a LONG OBJECT, and use it to indicate the FORM of a BEAM of light. In Hebrew we say HIS FACE HORNS - the idea of transferring FORM being the same.
Nov 10, 2010
3-Grammar
There are 3 ways verbs can come from nouns: a) CREATION OF THE NOUN, e.g. to flower, to beam, b) REMOVAL OF THE NOUN, e.g. to dust, c) TYPICAL USAGE OF THE NOUN, e.g. to hammar.
Nov 11, 2010
4-Alignment
#1) Priests wash their a) hands separately, b) legs separately #2) Priests water-wash (one act) #3) Priests wash hand-leg units. #3) is preferred; #1) is allowable.
Nov 13, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Before the sin of the Golden calf the Jews beheld God and were not afraid b) After the sin of the Golden calf the Jews were afraid to even speak to Moses after his prophecies.
Oct 31, 2010
4-Alignment
1) Oil for the DAILY OFFERING was BEATEN (Levels #2,#3) 2) Oil for the CANDELLABRAH was PURE, BEATEN FOR LIGHT (Level #1)
Nov 1, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) The Metal plate with HOLY TO GOD shall PHYSICALLY be on his forehead b) The HOLINESS TO GOD shall MENTALLY BE ON HIS MIND. His thinking of holiness will efectuate atonement on ritual impurity.
Nov 2, 2010
6-Style
Make Gold strips...to help weave a) In the MIDST of the SKY-BLUE thread b) In the MIDST of the PURPULE thread .... Each thread was 7 ply; 6 of the thread and one gold.
Nov 3, 2010
7-Format
Make Gold strips...to help weave a) In the MIDST of the SKY-BLUE thread b) In the MIDST of the PURPULE thread .... Each thread was 7 ply; 6 of the thread and one gold.
Nov 4, 2010
8-Database
Remember Egypt: No a) inequality, b) impurity, c) bad business practices. d) God saved you.
Nov 6, 2010
9-Non-Versre
The Biblical verses indicate two types of olive oil: 1) Those especially usable for lighting and 2) ordinary olive oil. Rashi gives the physical methods of producing these two types of oil.
Oct 24, 2010
8-Database
Two temple sources: Voluntary donations for initial construction; obligatory tax for upkeep.
Oct 25, 2010
9-Non-Versre
The Temple is 30 cubits. The Holy of Holies is in cubits 20-30. The Table,Candellabrah and Golden Altar are in 10-20. Candellabrah is on South; Table on North, Altar in center.
Oct 26, 2010
10-Symbolism
The altar was overlaid with COPPER. COPPER pots (vs silver/gold) are used with FIRE. Coppers corresponds to BRAZENNESS. The altar addresses/atones BRAZENNESS.
Oct 27, 2010
1-Reference
The phrase PURE OLIVE OIL BEATEN FOR THE CANDELLABRAH (Ex27-20b) CROSS REFERENCES Ex35-08 which singles out OIL FOR THE CANDELLABRAH as a specially prepared oil.
Oct 28, 2010
2-Meaning
The Hebrew TENUCH is the INTENSELY MIDDLE part of the ear. It refers to the External Auditory meatus - the middle part of the ear which contains the ear canal.
Oct 30, 2010
3-Grammar
A pronominal indirect object indicates purpose and dedication DO SUCH AND SUCH FOR SO AND SO ...indicates INTENT and DEDICATION for so and so.
Oct 17, 2010
1-Reference
The word FORKS in Ex27-03a cross references 1Sa02-13 THE 3 TOOTHED FORK, which explains the way forks were constructed
Oct 18, 2010
2-Meaning
TEMPLE UTENSILS = candellabrah, altar, Table ALL TEMPLE UTENSILS = hammers, etc. used for construction.
Oct 19, 2010
3-Grammar
(#1) The Candellabrah has 4 STEMS that were almond-like - their BUDS and their FLOWERS; (#2) The Candellabrah had 4 STEMS; the BUDS and FLOWERS were almond like.
Oct 20, 2010
4-Alignment
1) The Keruvim were a designated place for prophetic meetings 2) The Keruvim were also the place where prophecies happened.
Oct 21, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) GOD spoke to Moses from the KERUVIM b) MOSES listened to God from the TEMPLE ENTRANCE
Oct 23, 2010
6-Style
Regarding female minor slaves: a) He can marry her b) He can arrange for monetary redemption (based on remaining years) c) He can allow his son to marry her If not she goes free at puberty.
Oct 10, 2010
4-Alignment
a) Killing a person: Death penalty b) Killing an animal: Payment c) Smiting a person: Payment d) Smiting parents: Death Penalty
Oct 11, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Moses gave written "pre-Sinaitic revelations" such as circumcision, Sabbath and the Creation stories prior to revelation b) The rest of the Torah was givenn after revelation.
Oct 12, 2010
6-Style
Regarding female minor slaves: a) He can marry her b) He can arrange for monetary redemption (based on remaining years) c) He can allow his son to marry her If not she goes free at puberty.
Oct 13, 2010
7-Format
Regarding female minor slaves: a) He can marry her b) He can arrange for monetary redemption (based on remaining years) c) He can allow his son to marry her If not she goes free at puberty.
Oct 14, 2010
9-Non-Versre
a) Jews arrive at Sinai on 1st of Month b) Moses receives instruction on 2nd; c) transmits message on 3rd; d) transmits reply on 4th; e)waits 3 days. Torah given on 6th or 7th.
Oct 16, 2010
10-Symbolism
The vision of God had a WORK of SAPHHIRE BRICK at God's feet. God's redemption RESTED (Feet) on the STORY (SAPPHIRE=SIPUR=Story) of the MIRACULOUS WORKS [redemption] from the BRICK labor in Egypt.
Oct 3, 2010
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)... Honor parents (needed for social order)
Oct 4, 2010
9-Non-Versre
a) Jews arrive at Sinai on 1st b) Moses receives instruction on 2nd; c) transmits message on 3rd; d) transmits reply on 4th; e)waits 3 days. Torah given on 6th or 7th.
Oct 5, 2010
10-Symbolism
The Torah teaches moral norms by personification. Don't embarass stones ... how much more people.
Oct 6, 2010
1-Reference
The statement MOSES AND JOSHUA AROSE (Ex24-13a) REFERENCES verse Ex32-17 implying Joshua was not with the nation. He probably accompanied Moses and waited.
Oct 7, 2010
2-Meaning
BAAL DAVAR (literally, OWNER OF AN ISSUE) is an IDIOM meaning a CIVIL CLAIM.
Oct 9, 2010
3-Grammar
The plural direct object in Hebrew is traditionally indicated by a suffix MEM - e.g. Gerash = expel; GerasheM = expel THEM. However the suffix form (TAUV) MEM VAV can also be used.
Sep 26, 2010
2-Meaning
The word Kaph-Yud, Ki, has 4 meanings: a) when-if, b) rather-perhaps-lest c) that, d) because.
Sep 27, 2010
3-Grammar
Do not make for PERSONAL USE gold or silver gods e.g. personal replicas of Temple angels in your synagogues.
Sep 28, 2010
4-Alignment
a) Don't make (EVEN with belief in Me) gold and silver gods b) Also don't make personal replicas of these gods (e.g. in your synagogue)
Sep 29, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) God spoke from heaven b) but His fire resided on earth.
Sep 30, 2010
6-Style
Be careful not to a) go up on the mountain b) or touch c) [EVEN] its boundary
Oct 2, 2010
7-Format
Be careful not to a) go up on the mountain b) or touch c) [EVEN] its boundary
Sep 19, 2010
6-Style
No gathering of manna on the ... DETAIL: Seventh day. GENERAL: REST Day. RASHI: All REST days - Sabbath, Holidays, Yom Kippur.
Sep 20, 2010
7-Format
GOD is a man of war [But nevertheless] GOD [the merciful] is his [real name]
Sep 21, 2010
8-Database
Amalayk broke the ice. It was the FIRST nation to declare war on the Jews. Hence God singled them out for destruction.
Sep 22, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Coriander seeds are flake-shaped. They are beige football shaped objects with ridge-like indentations in their shells.
Sep 23, 2010
10-Symbolism
The Torah and Jewish leaders reinforce moral values through symbolic reminders-hence Moses RAISED HIS HANDS [in prayer] during the war
Sep 25, 2010
1-Reference
The statement IF YOU WILL OBSERVE MY CONVENANT (Ex19-05b) REFERENCES Ex24-07 which refers to the 10 commandments as THE BOOK OF THE CONVENANT
Sep 12, 2010
9-Non-Versre
(Ex10-13a) ...An EAST WIND carried the locust RASHI: The locust came FROM Israel to EGYPT which was in the SOUTHWEST of Israel (Nu34-03:05)
Sep 13, 2010
1-Reference
The statement A hand on God's thrown, God's war on Amalayk (Ex17-16a) REFERENCES Moses' prayer to fight Jewish enemies (Nu10-35)
Sep 14, 2010
2-Meaning
Aleph-Lamed = The PERSON/ANIMAL/PLANT (Aleph) TO (lamed) which others turn: a) Ram, b) Leader, c) God, d) Oak/Cedar
Sep 15, 2010
3-Grammar
MOSES AARON AND CHUR went up the mountain. MOSES' hands were heavy. THEY [Rashi: Aaron and Chur] took a stone to support his hands
Sep 16, 2010
4-Alignment
a) RIGHTEOUS Egyptians sunk like lead - died immediately b) WICKED Egyptians died like stubble - died gradually.
Sep 18, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) The manna resembled the coriander seed and was white b) But coriander seed was not white RASHI: Manna resembled GAD seed in SHAPE (flake-shaped) but not color.
Sep 5, 2010
3-Grammar
....how I MOCKED at Egypt RASHI: The word for ACTION/DOING in the INTERACTIVE mode means MOCKED
Sep 6, 2010
4-Alignment
The aligned contrast HAND - HANDLET suggests a dynamic new meaing: HANDLET=Weaker hand = LEFT.
Sep 7, 2010
5-Contradiction
There will be only one more plague But there will be many more miracles God will multiply his miracles and presence in Egypt.
Sep 8, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: It should be consumed in one house DETAIL: Don't take meat outside DETAIL: Don't break [meaty]-bones.
Sep 9, 2010
7-Format
a)There was a foggy darkness in all of Egypt FOR THREE DAYS b) People didn't see each other nor could anyone get up ... FOR THREE DAYS RASHI: Two set of 3 days - one for fog and one for immobilization
Sep 11, 2010
8-Database
CYNICAL: Says what is this service WISE: Asks what are the laws, testimonials and statutes SIMPLE: Says what is this APATHETIC: ........ Tell him
Aug 29, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: God asked Moses/Aaron to free Jews DETAIL: Even though Moses/Aaron came from cursed tribes GENERAL: God asked them; because they were righteous/blessed
Aug 30, 2010
7-Format
Frogs will enter your a)house b) bedroom, c) bed d) ovens and e) you yourself (Your body)
Aug 31, 2010
8-Database
CYNICAL: Says what is this service WISE: Asks what are the laws, testimonials and statutes SIMPLE: Says what is this APATHETIC: ........ Tell him
Sep 1, 2010
9-Non-Versre
The Egyptian witches tried to produce gnats but could not do so RASHI: Witchcraft induced hallucinations did not apply to small creatures like gnats
Sep 2, 2010
1-Reference
(Ex10-13a) ...An EAST WIND carried the locust RASHI: The locust came FROM Israel to EGYPT which was in the SOUTHWEST of Israel (Nu34-03:05)
Sep 4, 2010
2-Meaning
ALL uncircumcised will not eat it RASHI: ALL uncircumcised - even if for medical reasons.
Aug 22, 2010
10-Symbolism
God appeared to Moses in a BURNING THORNBUSH symbolizing that God was empathic to the BURNS(Pain) and LOW SLAVE STATUS (Thorns) of the Jews.
Aug 23, 2010
1-Reference
(Ex08-11b) Pharoh hardened his heart ... AS GOD SAID references Ex07-04 where God said this.
Aug 24, 2010
2-Meaning
PULSATING = motions of TO and FRO, TAKING and GIVING
Aug 25, 2010
3-Grammar
MITHLAQACHATH, PULSATING FIRE, an INTERACTIVE TO AND FRO MOTION.
Aug 26, 2010
4-Alignment
a) MOSES and AARON, Take for yourselves full HANDFULS of furnace ash b) MOSES will throw it heavenward c) it will be ashes over ALL OF EGYPT
Aug 28, 2010
5-Contradiction
FIRST: There was a lightning storm, causing fires SECOND: A hail storm RASHI: The fires PULSATED in the hail. The hail did not put out the fire.
Aug 15, 2010
4-Alignment
a)CURE: When he took it out (Immediately) b)PUNISHMENT: When he took it out COMPLETELY (delayed)
Aug 16, 2010
5-Contradiction
INITIALLY the elders were suppose to go to Pharoh with Moses AT THE FINAL MOMENT the elders chickened out; only Moses came
Aug 17, 2010
6-Style
God dealt well with the midwives BY making them socially distinguished.
Aug 18, 2010
7-Format
AND THEY WILL BE: The water you take from the River AND THEY WILL BE: turned to blood upon arrival/spilled on land
Aug 19, 2010
8-Database
Moses refused to prophesy. God lost his temper. Moses was punished with loss of the priesthood.
Aug 21, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Your work is not DIMINISHED RASHI: Expected production output remains the same
Aug 8, 2010
8-Database
Jacob EXPIRED and WENT TO HIS PEOPLE... RASHI: But it doesn't say he DIED.
Aug 9, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Joseph LIFTED UP/SUPPORTED his father's hand from his son's head.
Aug 10, 2010
10-Symbolism
Benjamin is a wolf about to prey (Gn49-27a) RASHI: Wolves protect their young and are highly socially structured. King Saul, the Benjamenite, was King (the head wolf) and protected the children of Israel (1S14-47).
Aug 11, 2010
1-Reference
Moses' father-in-law had 7 names: Yeter, Yithro, Chovav, Reuel, etc.
Aug 12, 2010
2-Meaning
HAVAH = Come-on; An INTERJECTION connoting PREPARE
Aug 14, 2010
3-Grammar
And as the Egyptians abused the Jews So did the Jews KEEP MULTIPLYING and KEEP EXPANDING
Aug 1, 2010
2-Meaning
CHANOT = enbalm; CHANTAH = FlowerSprouting
Aug 2, 2010
3-Grammar
They DELEGATED OTHERS TO SAY to Joseph
Aug 3, 2010
4-Alignment
A) ISAAC to ESAUV: Your MOTHER's children will bow to you B) JACOB to JUDAH: Your FATHER's children will bow to you RASHI: Jacob had 4 wives so he said FATHER; Isaac who had one wife, said MOTHER
Aug 4, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Jacob authorized the deceitful weakening of Schem by circumcision b) Shimon and Levi saved their sister while people were weak c) They also of their own accord took revenge
Aug 5, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: The brothers did as their father commanded him. DETAIL: [namely] they carried him to Canaan.
Aug 7, 2010
7-Format
IN their anger, they killed a city[Schem] IN their desires, they attempted to castrate an ox [Joseph]
Jul 25, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Gn47-09b says: Jacob's, age 130, did not REACH his parents life. But b) Jacob died at 147 (Gn47-28) c) How could he be sure he would die younger RASHI: Jacob's years did not REACH his parents years IN GOOD QUALITY
Jul 26, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: Jacobs spirit LIVED DETAIL: God appeared to Jacob in the VISIONS of the night RASHI: The LIVING of Jacob's spirit refers solely to renewal of VISION/PROPHECY
Jul 27, 2010
7-Format
I am giving you food and seed a) FOR your households [Rashi: Including servants] b) FOR your infants [Inlcuding family]
Jul 28, 2010
8-Database
God always identifies himself as the 'God of ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB.' But Jacob at times refers simply to the 'God of ISAAC' since a person is closest to his father.
Jul 29, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Joseph bought the people's land for food and THEREFORE rotated the cities they lived in to emphasize that they were no longer land owners (Now the Egyptians were non-citizens like the Jews)
Jul 31, 2010
1-Reference
BENJAMIN WILL APPORTION BOOTY [Even] AT EVENING. RASHI: In the EVENING OF POWER (under Persian rule) Benjamite Mordechai apportioned booty.
Jul 18, 2010
9-Non-Versre
And EACH man ladeled his donkey [By himself] RASHI: This shows that they were all strong and independent; capable of ladeling a donkey without need of extra help.
Jul 19, 2010
10-Symbolism
We provide a LINEAR SYMBOLIC translation of Pharoh's dream about the 7 years of plenty and 7 years of starvation.
Jul 20, 2010
1-Reference
AFTERWARDS his brothers spoke with him (Gn45-15b) REFERENCES (Gn45-03) His brothers couldn't speak because they were frightened
Jul 21, 2010
2-Meaning
CHAYIL=SKILLED;GIBOR = warrior;
Jul 22, 2010
3-Grammar
...[give us seed so that] the land will not become desolate [fallow]
Jul 24, 2010
4-Alignment
a) The money is GONE b) and [Gone is] the cattle c) [Gone FROM us] TO you.
Jul 11, 2010
3-Grammar
To INTERACTIVELY ROLL ACCUSATIONS on us
Jul 12, 2010
4-Alignment
(Gn43-02b) When they USED UP the food they were eating brought from Egypt (Gn24-22> When the camels FINISHED drinking RASHI: Caph-Lamed-Hey can mean a) USED UP, b) FINISHED
Jul 13, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) They GRABBED (LQX) this gift b) and they GRABBED (LQX) a double portion of money c) and they had Benjamin ACCOMPANY them (LQX)
Jul 14, 2010
6-Style
EXAMPLE: Joseph wept because of how much he felt for his brother GENERALIZATION: Benjamin told how much he missed Joseph e.g. how he named each of his children after Joseph.
Jul 15, 2010
7-Format
BEHOLD the money we found in our sacks we returned to you SO HOW could we be suspected of stealing. RASHI: BEHOLD - SO HOW is one of the 10 forms for FORTIORI arguments.
Jul 17, 2010
8-Database
The Bible uses the passive (was born) to emphasize the time or leadership qualities of the person born
Jul 4, 2010
7-Format
They went to [shepard] in Schem RASHI: The word [shepard] is stricken out .... the real reason for them going to Schem is to escape their father who favored Joseph.
Jul 5, 2010
8-Database
Biblical style focuses on the excelling person in a group and token mentions the others.
Jul 6, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Judah, when not finding the prostitute he gave depostis to, said, LET HER KEEP THEM, since if we continue investigating it will be known we seek prostitutes and we will be disgraced.
Jul 7, 2010
10-Symbolism
Three [days till my] baskets [body] with holes [is exposed vulnerable] on [after] my head [my beheading]
Jul 8, 2010
1-Reference
God will send your OTHER BROTHER and BENJAMIN (Gn43-14) REFERS to SHIMON who was taken prisoner (Gn42-36)
Jul 10, 2010
2-Meaning
The Hebrew BETH-YUD is an interjection equivalant to our English PLEASE>
Jun 27, 2010
1-Reference
ALL JACOB'S DAUGHTERS AROSE TO COMFORT HIM (Gn37-35a). This REFERENCES (Gn38-02) JUDAH ...MARRIED THE DAUGHTER OF A CANAANITE. So the word DAUGHTER means DAUGHTER-IN-LAW.
Jun 28, 2010
2-Meaning
SLAUGHTER of GRAPES = SQUEEZING their BLOOD-RED JUICE out.
Jun 29, 2010
3-Grammar
KUTONET, coat, is the NOUN form. KETONET, coat of, is the CONSTRUCT form.
Jun 30, 2010
4-Alignment
Joseph (1st) told the dream to his BROTHERS THEN he re-told it to his FATHER AND BROTHERS
Jul 1, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) The brothers wanted to sell Joseph to the Ishmaelites b) But they then sold him to the Midianites who just passed by c) And the Midianites sold him to the Ishmaelites.
Jul 3, 2010
6-Style
EXAMPLE: She was brought out to be burnt...she sent the seal to her father in law---please recognize this (But didn't confront him) GENERALIZATION: Better to be burnt then publicly embarass someone.
Jun 20, 2010
1-Reference
(Gn28-11:12)Jacob sleeping in a particular place and dreaming of angels going up and down REFERENCES (Gn28-16) God is in this place (God is in Temple/House of study; God is in wilderness / campouts)
Jun 21, 2010
2-Meaning
THIS creates unspecified emphasis. When the Hebrew word used is HU it refers to ONLY THIS but not others. When the Hebrew word used is ZEH it connotes something pointed to.
Jun 22, 2010
5-Contradiction
a)Jacob camped in a bumped-into place b)But his dreams showed the place to be a Place of God. Jacob discovered that 1)man goes up to God in Temples and 2)God descends to help man in camping places.
Jun 23, 2010
8-Database
ONLY in this place HE MADE A BED and slept RASHI: Previously he had slept in a disorganized manner.
Jun 24, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Jacob spent 14 years between leaving Beer Sheva and coming to Laban. Apparently he spent those 14 years in spiritual endeavors (to strengthen himself before coming to Laban)
Jun 26, 2010
10-Symbolism
In holy places (Temples and Houses of Study) man Ascends to God; In profane places God descends to help man.
Jun 13, 2010
4-Alignment
Jacob explains protection he gave. NO DISASTERS FROM THE FOLLOWING CAUSES: a) NATURAL: No miscarriages on herds b) PERSONAL: I did not eat them c) ANIMAL: No wolves/lion consumption d) PEOPLE: Theft
Jun 14, 2010
5-Contradiction
Rachel told Leah how Jacob liked to be flirted with. On his wedding night with Leah Jacob thought he got what he wanted physically but in the morning Leah returned to her old self
Jun 15, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: I am with you DETAIL: a) Give you land b) Fruitful nation c) Nations blessed through you d) Watch you e) Return you to land GENERAL: I wont desert you until fulfillment
Jun 16, 2010
7-Format
God told Jacob: 1) Return to your homeland (Away from Laban) and as a consequence 2) I will be with you.
Jun 17, 2010
8-Database
God of X is typically said AFTER X dies However Isaac never had a concubine and was old - this allowed God of X to be used in his lifetime.
Jun 19, 2010
9-Non-Versre
How did Laban double-crossed his daughters who in turn wanted to leave him? Besides not giving the traditional dowry, to help out in their marriage, Laban charged Jacob for the right to marry.
Jun 6, 2010
8-Database
Prophecy communicated symbolically: a) 2 fighting infants = 2 warring nations b) Esauv hairy/ruddy = Edom fights like an animal c) Jacob grabbed Esauv by heel = Smaller Jewish nation overpowers bigger power.
Jun 7, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Avimelech said to Isaac - depart from Gerar because you have amassed to much wealth So Isaac moved to the Gerar River [RASHI: Close to Gerar but not in Gerar]
Jun 8, 2010
10-Symbolism
Circular red lentils were eaten during mourning: Red symbolizes the life blood that is now gone.
Jun 9, 2010
1-Reference
(Gn30-37a) Jacob took rods of moist POPLAR. The meaning of this verse can be clarified by REFERENCING (Hosea 4:13) They sacrifice...under oaks and POPLARS.
Jun 10, 2010
2-Meaning
SLAUGHTER TO GOD = Sacrifice; SLAUGHTER = slaughter
Jun 12, 2010
3-Grammar
We can't water the flocks UNTIL all shepards gather, roll the stone, ...water the flock, and return the stone to its place on the mouth of the well
May 30, 2010
2-Meaning
Dwell with him a FEW days (ONES means a FEW) The FIRST of the nation (the King) almost slept with her.
May 31, 2010
3-Grammar
The Hebrew PadenaH (Suffix Hey) is equivalent to LePadan (prefix Lamed) In both cases the suffix hey/prefix lamed means TO (To Padan)
Jun 1, 2010
4-Alignment
A) ISAAC to ESAUV: Your MOTHER's children will bow to you B) JACOB to JUDAH: Your FATHER's children will bow to you RASHI: Jacob had 4 wives so he said FATHER; Isaac who had one wife, said MOTHER
Jun 2, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Please Get up and b) Please sit at the table
Jun 3, 2010
6-Style
Esauv did not want the birthright - he wanted a life of eating and drinking.
Jun 5, 2010
7-Format
I am waiting to kill my brother till my father naturally dies since I don't want my father upset.
May 23, 2010
6-Style
SARAH'S LIFE - innocent, young, mature - SARAH'S LIFE (One unified life with 3 aspects).
May 24, 2010
7-Format
The mother-child relationship is taken over by the wife after the mothers death. A wife functions both as co-spouse, mother, and disciple.
May 25, 2010
8-Database
BOWING in the Bible symbolizes to 4 things: a) Thanks b) Acknowledgement of power c) Greeting d) Worship
May 26, 2010
9-Non-Versre
RE: Wife for my son Isaac: (A) Not a Canaanitess. (B) A wife from my relatives. (C) If she doesn't want it, still not a Canaannite. (D)RASHI: Take a wife from my friends, Aner...
May 27, 2010
10-Symbolism
3 gifts to Rivkah symbolize 3 items needed in marriage: a) Cheap bracelet = care about cheap person; b) dual bracelets = dual - man God - approach c) $10 item = concern about community vs single digit=person
May 29, 2010
1-Reference
(Gn28-04a) AND GOD WILL GIVE YOU (Jacob) THE BLESSINGS OF ABRAHAM Rashi: This references Gn12-02, Gn22-18 I WILL MAKE YOU, ABRAHAM, INTO A GREAT NATION, ALL NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU
May 16, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Avimelech asked for treaty-respect from Abraham to a) me, b) my children and c) my grandchildren. RASHI: People feel close to children/grandchildren but not to great-grand-children.
May 17, 2010
10-Symbolism
Sacrifices with their rich animal and fire imagery inspire prophetic dreams. By offering a ram Abraham hoped to enable Isaac to obtain prophetic status.
May 18, 2010
1-Reference
Abraham CAME [from Beer Sheva (Gn21-33:34)] to mourn Sarah (Gn24-02b)
May 19, 2010
2-Meaning
Isaac went out to PRAY-CHAT in the field
May 20, 2010
3-Grammar
And he brought her to the tent - Mother Sarah.
May 22, 2010
4-Alignment
A) Will you, Rivkah, GO WITH THIS MAN B) I will GO [Rashi: even not with this man but by myself]
May 9, 2010
3-Grammar
The angels said "Where is Sarah your wife" and Abraham said: UNEXPECTEDLY she is inside RASHI: She is modest.
May 10, 2010
4-Alignment
2 angels: One to SAVE LOT, one to DESTROY SEDOM a) Hence only ONE angel told lot FLEE FOR YOUR LIFE b) But TWO angels told him to leave (Save him;destroy city)
May 11, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) It was hot but b) Abraham sat by the tent door RASHI: To seek passerbys to offer them hospitality
May 12, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: Our father is old PARTICULAR: And no other man is around from which to have children
May 13, 2010
7-Format
And they asked [him] where is Sarah your wife. RASHI: The word [him] is sticken - They asked Abe for Sarah and Sarah for Abe.
May 15, 2010
8-Database
HE GAT UP EARLY IN THE MORNING is only mentioned half a dozen times and typically indicates enthusiastic waking to perform prophetic orders
May 2, 2010
7-Format
Ishmael is a) wild b) with a hand everywhere (even if it doesn't belong to him) c) all hands on him (in hatred) but d) dwelling everywhere (overcoming the hatred)
May 3, 2010
8-Database
God communicates prophecy with accompanying symbols - a dark dream symbolizes exile and despair.
May 4, 2010
9-Non-Versre
As we go from WEST to EAST we have BETHEL was on WEST, then Abraham's place of campling, and then AI was on EAST So Abraham camped EAST of BETHEL which was on the WEST.
May 5, 2010
10-Symbolism
Animals - the calf, goat and ram - were cut in half but not the bird. This symbolized that nations of power (calf,goat,ram) would split up but nations of spirit(Bird) would live on.
May 6, 2010
1-Reference
(Gn18-17b) Shall I, God, hide from Abraham, what I am about TO DO. REFERENCES: Gn18-20 God's plan to destroy Sedom-Amorah.
May 8, 2010
2-Meaning
Ayin-Daleth= UNTIL. It therefore means a) HOPE = emotion of waiting UNTIL success happens; b) LONG-TERM-PLEASURE, = emotional state where there is initially work UNTIL pleasure is reached
Apr 25, 2010
1-Reference
The statement HE WILL BE A WILD MAN (Gn16-12a) references Gn20-20 HE WAS A DESERT HUNTER
Apr 26, 2010
2-Meaning
BERAH = Beth RA = 2 Evils = Bad 1) to God and bad 2) to man
Apr 27, 2010
3-Grammar
Lot DWELLED in the plain cities but TENTED [for his livestock and staff] till Sedom.
Apr 28, 2010
4-Alignment
a) The sun sank [Sunset] b) and there was steathliness [Nightfall] c) and a furnace fire....swept the cut pieces
Apr 29, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) The pronounced text says: He pitched HIS tent b) The written text says: He pitched HER tent Rashi: FIRST he pitched HER tent, then HIS own.
May 1, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: The Jordan peninsula was FULLY WATERED. DETAIL 1: Like the Garden of Eden - [Good for TREES] DETAIL 2: Like Egypt - [Good for PLANTS (like flax)]
Apr 18, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Plishtim descended from the CASLUCHIM b) Plishtim descended from the PASRUSIM RASHI: The Casluchim and Pasrusim engaged in wife swapping.
Apr 19, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: They walked backwards DETAIL: They covered their father's nakedness GENERAL: They faced backwards so as not to see his nakedness RASHI: Even at the moment of covering they didn't peek
Apr 20, 2010
7-Format
Let us WHITEN bricks and BURN a BURNING Rashi: The capped words emphasize brick production in the cauldron.
Apr 21, 2010
8-Database
Sinners are called "Crowd, Worthless, men" or the sinner city is called by name. The residents of the Tower of Babel is called SONS OF ADAM because like Adam they rebelled against God.
Apr 22, 2010
9-Non-Versre
The generation of the tower made BRICKS because STONES, the traditional building material were not found in the Babelonian valley
Apr 24, 2010
10-Symbolism
FOURTY symbolizes an EMBRYONIC period during which development to new horizons can take place.
Apr 11, 2010
9-Non-Versre
a) God gave man 120 years to repent at year 480 of Noach. b) Noah gave birth at year 500 of this life c) The flood was at year 600 (so that his eldest was 100)
Apr 12, 2010
10-Symbolism
Genesis Chapter 1 does not describe the creation of the PHYSICAL world but rather describes the creation of PROPHECY.
Apr 13, 2010
1-Reference
HE WAS A WARRIOR HUNTER BEFORE GOD (Gn10-08) references Gn11-01:09, describing the war against God by the people of the Tower of Babelonians.
Apr 14, 2010
2-Meaning
CHUR = burned-up / Anger; CHARAN = blow up / intensively angry.
Apr 15, 2010
3-Grammar
....and I will destroy them FROM the land (Rashi: The Hebrew ETH can mean FROM)
Apr 17, 2010
4-Alignment
a) ADAM was allowed to eat PLANTS b) NOAH was allowed to eat PLANTS and MEAT
Apr 4, 2010
2-Meaning
KEDEM-BEFORE = east; AFTER = west, RIGHT = SOUTH.
Apr 5, 2010
3-Grammar
Have you eaten from the tree that I forbade you to eat from?
Apr 6, 2010
4-Alignment
God created a) verdure, b) grass, WITH GERMINATING SEEDS
Apr 7, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) They (physically) SAW the tree; b) There (intellectual) EYES were opened b') and they KNEW they were naked.
Apr 8, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: You will not be able to farm. DETAIL: But you will not starve - rather you will have to wander for food.
Apr 10, 2010
7-Format
1) Pain/Depression of raising children 2) Pregnancy ordeal 3) labor pains
Mar 28, 2010
4-Alignment
Where are your A) Idols B) The [shelter-] PROTECTIVE Rock
Mar 29, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL: The Jews lack COUNSEL and UNDERSTANDING. DETAIL: For otherwise they would see it was God who delivered MANY into the hands of a few.
Mar 30, 2010
7-Format
1) You can't go into Israel 2) But it is very precious to you so you will see it from afar.
Mar 31, 2010
9-Non-Versre
...Their grapes are a poor man's [bitter] grapes...
Apr 1, 2010
10-Symbolism
Moses was told to talk, not strike, the STONE-cold people and show them that communication, not reward/punishment could produce results.
Apr 3, 2010
1-Reference
God TURNED to Hevel's offering (Gn04-04) means A (prophetic) fire came down from heaven (to the offerer)(Lv09-24)
Mar 21, 2010
9-Non-Versre
PLACE THE TORAH ON THE SIDE OF THE ARK OF GOD is intepreted to mean place the Torah in the ark. There was room in the ark for the Torah.
Mar 22, 2010
9-Non-Versre
PLACE THE TORAH ON THE SIDE OF THE ARK OF GOD is intepreted to mean place the Torah in the ark. There was room in the ark for the Torah.
Mar 23, 2010
10-Symbolism
If inanimate objects like the sun and moon can do what they are suppose to and earn the right to exist how much more so people.
Mar 24, 2010
1-Reference
The promise (Dt32-43) that God will avenge Jewish blood is e.g. fulfilled by the desolation of Edom/Egypt for their attacks on Jews Jo04-19
Mar 25, 2010
2-Meaning
AFAYHEM - decentralize them to all sides (RADACK); make them a side issue (Rashi).
Mar 27, 2010
3-Grammar
WIFE-OF = Married woman; END-OF = wages / rewards; BEGINNING-OF = choicest;
Mar 14, 2010
3-Grammar
WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF this TORAH vs WRITTEN IN this BOOK OF THE TORAH
Mar 15, 2010
4-Alignment
1)If the generation is worthy you will COME with their leaders and lead 2)And if not you will LEAD them and steer them back to the right direction
Mar 16, 2010
5-Contradiction
1)Moses Blasts trumpets to gather the nation 2)Under Joshuas leadership the nation was gathered without trumpet blasts
Mar 17, 2010
6-Style
ALTHOUGH I am 120 years old today, NEVERTHELESS I can't lead you BECAUSE God prohibited it [But I am otherwise able and healthy]
Mar 18, 2010
7-Format
There are two main purposes to the 7-year reading of the Torah: a) LEARNING (e.g men) b) LISTENING (e.g. Women). Infants/children are brought for preparation.
Mar 20, 2010
8-Database
Many leaders reminded the people of God's good and punishment before their death and transition to a new leadership.
Mar 7, 2010
7-Format
The famine will be so great that there will be no sharing of food: with her a)husband b) [big] children c) little children d) newborns
Mar 8, 2010
8-Database
God gave you everything - food, clothing, etc - for 40 years. Don't let this go to your head, rather observe the convenant.
Mar 9, 2010
9-Non-Versre
They shall go out [to attack you] on one road and flee on 7 roads [frightened fleers take many roads]
Mar 10, 2010
10-Symbolism
The griffin vulture is known for sudden attack and swift descent.
Mar 11, 2010
1-Reference
God ALLOTED the sun and moon to the non-Jews for idolatrous worship (Dt04-19) but did not ALLOT them to the Jews for worship (Dt29-25).
Mar 13, 2010
2-Meaning
Nun-Aleph-Tzade means ANGER.
Feb 28, 2010
1-Reference
The phrase SMITING SOMEONE STEATHILY (Dt27-24a) refers to the SLANDER eg of DOEG killing the city of priests (1S22-06:19)
Mar 1, 2010
2-Meaning
Yud-Resh-Daleth means a) Fell b) Conquered
Mar 2, 2010
3-Grammar
You shall MARKET yourselves there to your enemies but there will be no buyers.
Mar 3, 2010
4-Alignment
The Levites blessed / cursed TO the people The Tribes stood ON their mountains and answered AMEN
Mar 4, 2010
5-Contradiction
1) Levites do not inherit land EXCEPT for the Levite cities 2) So if they plant in them they bring first fruits.
Mar 6, 2010
6-Style
Cursed be him who leads astray a blind person on the highway RASHI: Similarly there is a curse on someone who gives any bad advice.
Feb 21, 2010
4-Alignment
A person who got married within the first year: 1) Doesn't do army service 2) Doesn't do national service (substitute army service)
Feb 22, 2010
5-Contradiction
1) Treat runaway slaves nicely - free them and accept them as Jews 2) Except for Edomites and Moabites who can never be fully accepted into the Jewish community
Feb 23, 2010
6-Style
Each person shall die based on his own record of sin (Independent of behavior of children and parents). So a) Parents shall not be EXECUTED for children's CRIMES and also b) Parents shall not be CONVICTED account of children's TESTIMONIE
Feb 24, 2010
7-Format
Lashes are given a) According to the degree of wickedness and b) According to measure (of capacity)
Feb 25, 2010
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Feb 27, 2010
9-Non-Versre
The eldest inherits DOUBLE - he inherits his own portion and a special portion made for the eldest.
Feb 14, 2010
7-Format
....Measure to the cities surrounding the corpse [so that you may ascertain] the city closest to the corpse: The elders of that city....
Feb 15, 2010
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Feb 16, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Measure FROM the corpse (FROM his head FROM his nose) TO each of the nearby cities.
Feb 17, 2010
1-Reference
Thoughout the Torah SINS AND STATUS are determined by witnesses (Dt19-15). Hence the phrase WHEN IT BE FOUND... (Dt24-07) means by witnesses
Feb 18, 2010
2-Meaning
STONE can mean WEIGHTS since the STONES were MADE from weights. Items can be NAMED by what they are made of: e.g. GLASSES, IRONS, etc.
Feb 20, 2010
3-Grammar
She has done a vile thing in Israel to prostitute [while in] her father's house
Feb 7, 2010
1-Reference
And the ENTIRE nation will HEAR [The execution] RASHI: So it is done on festival time when the entire nation comes to Jerusalem.
Feb 8, 2010
2-Meaning
Yud-Resh-Daleth means a) Fell b) Conquered
Feb 9, 2010
3-Grammar
ALL Levites....RASHI: Even blemished Levites.
Feb 10, 2010
4-Alignment
a) .... PLEASE ATONE the Jewish people for this accidental murder b) .... IT WILL BE ATONED RASHI: Once the priests do the ceremony there is atonement.
Feb 11, 2010
5-Contradiction
1)No one knows who killed this person 2)The elders say...we didn't kill this person RASHI We didn't accidentally kill him by abstaining from hospitality which led to a road mugging.
Feb 13, 2010
6-Style
One witness shall not establish sin....two or three witnesses shall establish matters When a criminal TESTIMONY arises against a person....then the 2 people ...shall stand
Jan 31, 2010
4-Alignment
a) The NON JEW: Keep his loan debts in the 7th year b) Your BROTHER (Fellow Jew): Waive his debt in the 7th year.
Feb 1, 2010
5-Contradiction
a) Dont sanctify firstborn FOR OTHER SACRIFICES b) Rather sanctify them for the FIRSTBORN sacrifice. A) Don't sanctify firstborn for an ALTAR OFFERING B) Rather sanctify them, redeem them, and donate the money
Feb 2, 2010
6-Style
a) GENERAL: Buy what you want. b) DETAIL: Steak, lambchops, wine, bear. c) GENERAL: What you want. Rashi: Meat, fruit juices/wine, milk, honey.
Feb 3, 2010
7-Format
Give the poor sufficient for his LOSS that he has LOST. RASHI: You must address his LOSSES but you are not required to address his missed profits.
Feb 4, 2010
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Feb 6, 2010
9-Non-Versre
Mount Gerizim and Mount Ayval are 1) Farther from the Jordan River 2) Westward 3) Roughly horizontal to Gilgal (in the west) 4) Near Schem.
Jan 24, 2010
7-Format
(1)If you serve God you will be rewarded. (2) If you don't serve you will be punished. (3)Learn and teach these precepts. RASHI:(1)(2) and (2)(3) form a paragraph.
Jan 25, 2010
8-Database
When God decrees a punishment, if there are no wise men to teach the people God may delay punishment for a long time.
Jan 26, 2010
9-Non-Versre
1)Revelation(6 Sivan), 2) Torah received - 40 days 7 Sivan to 17 Tamuz 3)Prayer on Golden calf - 19 Tamuz to 29 Av 4) Second Tables - 1 Elul to 10 Tishray = Atonement
Jan 27, 2010
1-Reference
Dt16-11a requiring sharing Holiday happiness with family, levites, widows, orphans and poor REFERENCES Dt14-29 which makes blessing dependent on this sharing.
Jan 28, 2010
2-Meaning
The phrase SICKLE ON SHEAF is an IDIOM referring to HARVEST.
Jan 30, 2010
3-Grammar
And these you should not eat FROM AMONG them .... RASHI: FROM AMONG THEM =- even if they were properly slaughtered.
Jan 17, 2010
1-Reference
(Dt10-08) The Priests were chosen to stand before God and BLESS IN HIS NAME refers to (Nu06-22:27) which contains the Priestly blessing to the nation.
Jan 18, 2010
2-Meaning
AMR=speak; DBR=cite; SNN=master; LMD=habituate; HABITUATE your children to have conversations on Torah
Jan 19, 2010
3-Grammar
God's providence is on Israel from Rosh Hashana (Jewish new year) to the year end.
Jan 20, 2010
4-Alignment
a) I will give to YOU and to YOUR descendants this land b) The land I swore to give to THEM RASHI: The Patriarchs themselves will one day inherit Israel.
Jan 21, 2010
5-Contradiction
Your clothes have not withered. RASHI: The prophetic person has a superior body oder leading to preservation of garments. Superior caring leads to better hand me downs.
Jan 23, 2010
6-Style
GENERAL Do Gods commandments and it will be well DETAIL: Love God, Teach God, Place Mezuzoth, ... GENERAL: As a consequence you will reap reward RASHI: Even for simple commandments (like Mezuzah)
Jan 10, 2010
4-Alignment
a) See I have given you commandments to DO b) You shall WATCH and DO RASHI: WATCH=Safeguard with professional standards
Jan 11, 2010
5-Contradiction
Although God created celestial beings to give the world energy, warmth and tides He is fully aware that people might worship them; He gives man free will.
Jan 12, 2010
6-Style
Has such a GREAT THING ever happened THAT God revealed himself to an entire nation.
Jan 13, 2010
7-Format
Love God a) in all emotional circumstances b) even if you must give up your life c) even if it involves monetary sacrifice.
Jan 14, 2010
8-Database
Remember salvation from Egypt by contradicting Egyptian slavery: Practice a) equality b) ritual purity and c) no anxiety-business practices.
Jan 16, 2010
9-Non-Versre
They took the lands of Sichon and Og whose WESTERN border was JORDAN river on the east [of Israel].
Jan 3, 2010
7-Format
WHEN the men of war died out from the camp [THEN] God [prophetically] spoke to me.
Jan 4, 2010
8-Database
1) LAQAX and LAQAX ETH means TAKE. 2) LAQAX M means SELECT. RASHI: SELECTION vs TAKING connotes selection of the choicest and finest.
Jan 5, 2010
9-Non-Versre
We traversed Mount Seir [Rashi: Given to Esauv=Edom] many days...God said go NORTHWARD [Rashi: Along the East Border of Edom into Moab]
Jan 6, 2010
1-Reference
(Dt04-34) God took you out of Egypt with ...and WAR. RASHI: WAR refers to the battle on the Reed Sea (Ex14-25)
Jan 7, 2010
2-Meaning
The Biblical AS THIS DAY resembles the English IDIOM, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT connoting something universally accepted.
Jan 9, 2010
3-Grammar
Watch yourself lest you worship idols which God has commanded you [not to do!]
Dec 27, 2009
1-Reference
We traversed Mount Seir [Rashi: Given to Esauv=Edom] many days...God said go NORTHWARD [Rashi: Along the East Border of Edom into Moab]
Dec 28, 2009
2-Meaning
TORACH=troubles; MASAH=business disputes; RIV=fights;
Dec 29, 2009
3-Grammar
a) Kuph-Cheth and Kuph-Cheth Eth means TAKE. b) Kuph-Cheth M means SELECT. Hence Rashi translates I SELECTED 12 MEN...
Dec 30, 2009
4-Alignment
a) Kuph-Cheth and Kuph-Cheth Eth means TAKE. b) Kuph-Cheth M means SELECT. Hence Rashi translates I SELECTED 12 MEN...
Dec 31, 2009
5-Contradiction
The Jews (in the wilderness) wanted to a) first conquer the easy cities and then b) conquer the rest of Israel.
Jan 2, 2010
6-Style
The Egyptians tortured the Jews but God still offered them peace and the right to repent. Moses inferred that similarly all war should be preceded by an offer of peaceful coexistence.
Dec 20, 2009
5-Contradiction
Jubliee cancels SALES (land reverts back to original owner). But Jubilee does not cancel INHERITANCES (land acquired through an inter-tribal marriage remains in the new tribe).
Dec 21, 2009
6-Style
Willful and negligent murder require an initial intended DOWNWARD force. An initial intended UPWARD force is neither willful nor negligent (since gravitational force participated)
Dec 22, 2009
7-Format
Don't take bribes either 1) for purposes of fleeing to a refuge city OR 2) for purposes of leaving a refuge city early.
Dec 23, 2009
8-Database
Moses learned the Torah from God. He taught it to Aaron who taught it to the other priests who then taught it to the Tribal leaders who then taught it to the nation.
Dec 24, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The SOUTHERN boundary of Israel is (from east to west) Moab-Jordan river, Edom, Egypt-Nile.
Dec 26, 2009
10-Symbolism
The Priests atone for NEGLIGENCE. Hence the High priest's death atones for the NEGLIGENT murder and sets the murderer free.
Dec 13, 2009
9-Non-Versre
There was not a 1-1 correspondence between each grandchild's child of Jacob and Jewish subtribes. Only those worthy became subtribes.
Dec 14, 2009
10-Symbolism
After Yom Kippur there is a feast sacrifice of 14 oxen... But on the last Day of Holding Back (Shmini Atzeret) we have a small intimate feast of One Ox
Dec 15, 2009
1-Reference
The lands requested by the Reuvnites - Ataroth,...CHESHBON (Nu32-03) were Moabite lands (Nu21-06)
Dec 16, 2009
2-Meaning
PITHOM = suddenly. PETHA = unexpectedly.
Dec 17, 2009
3-Grammar
The negligent murderer shall dwell in the refuge cities until the death of the High Priest ...ONLY him RASHI: ONLY one High Priest's death frees the murderer (The High Priest at time of conviction)
Dec 19, 2009
4-Alignment
1) Take one representative per tribe to INHERIT the land. 2) These are the people who God commanded to TRANSFER INHERITANCE to the Jews in Israel.
Dec 6, 2009
3-Grammar
....and a goat for a sin offering besides the daily offering and its [the daily offering's] libations
Dec 7, 2009
4-Alignment
a) My sacrifice ...Offer to Me IN ITS TIME b) This is the fire...offer to God....TWO PER DAY RASHI: The TIME of the daily offering is every day.
Dec 8, 2009
5-Contradiction
God said PLACE YOUR HAND but Moses PLACED BOTH HANDS on Joshua to inaugurate him, showing Moses generous spirit.
Dec 9, 2009
6-Style
The ecstasy of post-Yom-Kippur forgiveness leads to a great feast on the first day of Sukkoth. The ecstasy gradually returns to normalacy. Human relations are similar.
Dec 10, 2009
7-Format
This is the MONTHLY-OFFERING IN ITS MONTH Rashi: Every month is unique; no makeups for skipped months
Dec 12, 2009
8-Database
Pinchas, son of Elazar, son of AARON THE PRIEST: Rashi: He was a priest even though his maternal grandfather was a former idolater.
Nov 29, 2009
7-Format
a) Jews have beauty in personal dwellings b) Jews have beauty in their Temples
Nov 30, 2009
8-Database
God uses conversational styles with many prophets. The conversational openers facilitate repentance. Unfortunately in some prophets they facilitate rebellion. In some they facilitate preparation.
Dec 1, 2009
9-Non-Versre
SEEDED ON PLENTIFUL WATERS. Rashi: Plants thrive especially well on watery grounds.
Dec 2, 2009
10-Symbolism
a) When waging war the Jews resemble the wild bull b) When resting the Jews resemble the lion.
Dec 3, 2009
1-Reference
JOSHUA SHALL ASK (FROM ELAZAR) USING THE URIM & TUMIM (Nu27-21), references e.g. 1S30-07:08 and Ex28-06:30: prophetically inquiring from URIM & TUMIM during military maneuvers.
Dec 5, 2009
2-Meaning
PROFESSIONALLY WATCH the daily offering (Nu28-02) The Rabbis instituted Professional Societies of Lay Israelites who prayed simultaneously with the morning offering.
Nov 22, 2009
1-Reference
Therefore the RIDDLE MAKERS say (Nu21-27) refers to non-prophets like Bilam who spoke in riddles (Nu23-07)
Nov 23, 2009
2-Meaning
The Hebrew Shin-Ayin-Lamed, Shual, means a WALK: a) A forest trail,walk, b) a fox (which travels by trails/walks), c) the leg from toe to top.
Nov 24, 2009
3-Grammar
Therefore the riddle-makerS state: RASHI: The plural RIDDLE MAKERS refers to Bilam and his students like Beor.
Nov 25, 2009
4-Alignment
a) I will not violate the words of the LORD MY GOD b) I will not violate the words of the LORD: RASHI: He knew he sinned and could no longer call God, MY GOD
Nov 26, 2009
5-Contradiction
Although Moab and Midyan were enemies they united against the Jews showing that the hatred of Jews overcame their internal hatreds.
Nov 28, 2009
6-Style
God said GIVE WATER TO THE JEWS AND TO THEIR CATTLE. Rashi: From this we GEENRALIZE and infer that God cares about Jewish property as well as Jewish lives.
Nov 15, 2009
4-Alignment
a) Korach son of...Levi [The abducter of Joseph] b) Sons of Korach sons of ...Levi SON OF JACOB
Nov 16, 2009
5-Contradiction
When a Levite receives Tithe he FIRST tithes his tithe to the priest. THEN the remainder can be eaten anyplace (it has no sanctity)
Nov 17, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: Priests/Levites receive all gifts DETAIL: For example, They shall not inherit GENERAL: God is his Portion RASHI: They neither inherit NOR divide war conquests.
Nov 18, 2009
7-Format
In the morning God will let it be known a) WHO belongs to Him (LEVITES).... b) WHOM He selected (PRIESTS)
Nov 19, 2009
8-Database
Neighborhood influences character.
Nov 21, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Don't DESCECRATE the Sanctuary and Don't Die. RASHI: So if you DESCECRATE it the consequence is you DIE.
Nov 8, 2009
8-Database
Blasphemy/Idolatry is the only commandment described as DESPISING GODS WORD. And indeed Idolatry was the only commmandment PERSONALLY given by God (not Moses).
Nov 9, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Spies went from SE (Tzin Dessert) to SW (Mediterranean) to NW (Mount Mount, Chamath)
Nov 10, 2009
10-Symbolism
The DARK SKY-BLUE thread on the Tzitzith symbolizes the color of NIGHT, the TIME when death and defeat happens. Exodus from Egypt-type tyrannies sometimes requires night-death.
Nov 11, 2009
1-Reference
God's HONOR appeared (Nu16-19) REFERENCES Nu17-07,Ex40-34, and Ex24-15:16 which associates God's HONOR with the DESCENT OF THE CLOUD
Nov 12, 2009
2-Meaning
The Hebrew GOREN:YAKEV means GRANARY:VAT, the receptacles for harvested GRAINS:WINE. The VAT is a pit for capture of pressed grapes.
Nov 14, 2009
3-Grammar
Moreover you have not brought us to a land of milk and honey; will you blind THEIR [OUR] eyes [so we can't see what you have done]
Nov 1, 2009
1-Reference
God's HONOR appeared (Nu14-10) REFERENCES Nu17-07,Ex40-34, and Ex24-15:16 which associates God's HONOR with the DESCENT OF THE CLOUD
Nov 2, 2009
2-Meaning
TAUV-CAPH-LAMED-TAUV, TECHELETH, means SKY-BLUE, the color that is a SIGN (TAUV) of the END (CAPH-LAMED) of day.
Nov 3, 2009
3-Grammar
And they carried the grape cluster with a DOUBLE-pole
Nov 4, 2009
4-Alignment
(a) I AM GOD - that took you out of Egypt and (b) I AM GOD that punishes you when you are wicked.
Nov 5, 2009
5-Contradiction
God is long suffering and very merciful...although he cleanses [sin] he sometimes does not cleanse sin - when the sins of parents can be visited on children [which repeat their parents sin]
Nov 7, 2009
7-Format
A) These people who have tested me 10 times will not see the land but their children will B) The sinners died in a plague; the nation tried to repent but was defeated C) [But] When you DO come to Israel.
Oct 25, 2009
5-Contradiction
The 600,000 Jews that left Egypt complained about the quality of food The 3000 Jews who reached adulthood (20) after leaving Egypt did not complain.
Oct 26, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: They made up desires DETAIL: We want more meat and fish.
Oct 27, 2009
7-Format
We have meat...we had fish...we had cucumbers, melons...now we are dry with only manna [FOOTNOTE: Manna was pretty colored and could be cooked to taste like almost anything]
Oct 28, 2009
8-Database
Of all Moses prayer's, his prayer for his sister's recovery was smallest - 5 words. Moses didn't want it appearing that more attention was given to personal prayers.
Oct 29, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Moses, Aaron, Miriam all received the same inner prophetic message, GO OUT TO THE TEMPLE, at the same time.
Oct 31, 2009
10-Symbolism
God, before punishing Miriam, asked Miriam PLEASE LISTEN. In effect God asked if there was any objection. From this we infer that DUE PROCESS is an important component of all judicial proceedings.
Oct 18, 2009
9-Non-Versre
(Nu06-21) According to his vow BESIDES the (standard) requirements. RASHI: He can ADD to standard requirements but NOT DIMINISH.
Oct 19, 2009
10-Symbolism
The prince gifts for the consecration of the Temple symbolized human history
Oct 20, 2009
1-Reference
And I will take from your prophetic spirit and place it on them SO THAT YOU WONT HAVE TO BEAR THE NATION BY YOURSELF. Rashi: (Nu11-17) REFERENCES Moses request not to bear nation himself (Nu11-14)
Oct 21, 2009
2-Meaning
And God SHADED from Moses prophetic capacity on the 70 elders.
Oct 22, 2009
3-Grammar
The 70 elders prophesized but did not REPEAT
Oct 24, 2009
4-Alignment
God called THREE people but only praised Moses' greatness to TWO people. RASHI: We never fully praise a person to his face, only behind his back.
Oct 11, 2009
3-Grammar
The pronoun ELAUV (Aleph-Lamed-Yud-Vav) means ONLY TO HIM. ....So (Nu07-89e) When Moses came to the Temple he heard God's voice speaking ONLY to him [Rashi: Aaron did not hear]
Oct 12, 2009
4-Alignment
cf. HE DIDN'T NOTICE IT vs HIS _eyes_ DIDN'T NOTICE IT. HIS EYES excludes applicability to a blind person.
Oct 13, 2009
5-Contradiction
ALTHOUGH a) No one besides Moses heard the prophetic talks to him NEVERTHELESS b) the voice of the talk was LOUD.
Oct 14, 2009
6-Style
EVEN THOUGH the Nazarite offering is different - because you bring a BASKET OF MATZAH - NEVERTHELESS, you STILL bring MINCHAH and WINE LIBATIONS (as in all offerings)
Oct 15, 2009
7-Format
He shall offer the minchah and afterwards THE PRIEST WILL HAVE THE WOMEN DRINK THE WATERS AND HE SHALL HAVE THE WOMAN DRINK and if she has sinned.....
Oct 17, 2009
8-Database
Most priestly gifts were BROUGHT TO GOD or BELONGED TO THE PRIEST The first fruits was a priestly gift that was BROUGHT and to the PRIEST.
Oct 4, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: Priests come DETAIL: Pack this utensil and that utensil RASHI: And other utensils not mentioned GENERAL: When Priests are finished packed, Levites come to carry
Oct 5, 2009
7-Format
All the Levites whom Moses and XX Aaron XX numbered... RASHI: The word AARON is stricken out since Aaron was stricken from the census since he isnt a Levite.
Oct 6, 2009
8-Database
Moses the great teacher was neighbors to Judah, Issachar and Zevulun. The benefited from Moses being in their neighborhood and became good teachers.
Oct 7, 2009
9-Non-Versre
And they shall put it and all its utensils inside a COVERING of goatsÆ skins RASHI: A COVERING refers to a Goat-skin-BRIEFCASE
Oct 8, 2009
1-Reference
IF A PERSON DIES ON THE NAZARITE (Nu06-09a) cross references Nu19-14:17 discussing the tranfer of ritual purity from death in the same house.
Oct 10, 2009
2-Meaning
Cheth-Resh-Tzade-Nun (CHARTZAN), grape seeds, are THORNS (Taade-Nun-(TZINAH)) in a HOLE (Cheth-Resh-CHOR)
Sep 27, 2009
9-Non-Versre
5 will pursue 100; 100 will puruse 10000. RASHI the growth rate is not linear but exponential.
Sep 28, 2009
1-Reference
AND THEY WILL DUST THE ALTAR (Nu04-13) references the COPPER ALTAR (Lv06-01:03)
Sep 29, 2009
2-Meaning
The FLAMES of the Candellabrah refer to the CONTAINERS that contain the oil and wicks which produce the flames.
Sep 30, 2009
3-Grammar
The HITPAEL (Interactive) form of Yud-Lamed-Daleth, TO GIVE BIRTH, means SHOW ONES GENEALOGY (WHO GAVE BIRTH TO A PERSON).
Oct 1, 2009
4-Alignment
Count a) The 20+ Year olds b) those in the Military. RASHI: Military consciption starts at 20.
Oct 3, 2009
5-Contradiction
The levites start training at age 25; they start actual Temple service at age 30.
Sep 20, 2009
3-Grammar
The Biblical text is WRITTEN: ...the city WITH a wall; the text is READ ...the NO WALL city. This creates a pun THE CITY with a WALL EVEN IF CURRENTLY it has NO WALL
Sep 21, 2009
4-Alignment
1) Don't WORSHIP objects as idols, 2) Don't CREATE idol images 3) Don't BOW on designated stones [even to God]
Sep 22, 2009
5-Contradiction
The WALLED-CITY property redemption laws apply even if the city wall is no longer present.
Sep 23, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: The LAND shall have a sabbatical DETAIL: FIELDS will not be sown, VINYARDS will not be pruned.
Sep 24, 2009
7-Format
The land sabbatical is a) FOR you, b) FOR your slaves, c) FOR your (even non jewish) WORKERS, d) FOR wildlife.
Sep 26, 2009
8-Database
Remember Egypt: No a) inequality, b) impurity, c) bad business practices. d) God saved you.
Sep 13, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: They are holy DETAIL: They shall not marry prostititues...divorcees GENERAL: Make them holy RASHI: So if they did marry incorrectly make them get divorced.
Sep 14, 2009
7-Format
A priest cannot ritually defile himself to dead people EXCEPT for his a) wife b) mother c) father d) son e) daughter f) virgin sister.
Sep 15, 2009
8-Database
There are 4 methods of giving charity: a) Monetary gifts b) loans c) business support d) abandonment of items in letting the poor to work (gather) for them.
Sep 16, 2009
10-Symbolism
LEANING symbolizes TRANSFERENCE of AUTHORITY. LEANING on an executed criminal symbolizes that he is responsible for this own death.
Sep 17, 2009
1-Reference
The Biblical statement PEOPLE RETURN TO THEIR LAND DURING THE JUBILEE (Lv25-10) references Lv25-28,31,33 which requires that OWNERSHIP OF SOLD LAND RETURNS TO THE OWNER.
Sep 19, 2009
2-Meaning
PASS the SHOFAR BLAST THROUGHOUT the land means ANNOUNCE BY SHOFAR BLAST.
Sep 6, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Priest GOES OUT, FROM Veil, TO Courtyard altar.
Sep 7, 2009
1-Reference
The statement THE JEWS DID AS GOD COMMANDED (Lv24-23a) references ALL Biblical discussions of stoning including requirements of SHOOTING DOWN (Ex19-13),and HANGING (Dt21-22:23)
Sep 8, 2009
2-Meaning
Nun-Kuph-Beth means to 1) make a HOLE, 1a) hammer 1b) female 2) FIX (assign a slot/ hole) whether fixing wages, social positions, or fixing of a name.
Sep 9, 2009
3-Grammar
Speak to Aaron and his sons, Let them separate [when impure] from the HOLY sacrifices of Jews WHICH THEY MAKE HOLY TO MY NAME and thereby they will not descecrate My Name, I am God.
Sep 10, 2009
4-Alignment
A person who lethally smites AN ADULT or HUMAN SOUL, shall die. RASHI: The death penalty applies to murder of adults and children.
Sep 12, 2009
5-Contradiction
(1)There is a DEATH penalty for KILLING a person (2) There is a MONETARY penalty for WOUNDING an animal. (3) There is a DEATH penalty for WOUNDING a person (parents).
Aug 30, 2009
3-Grammar
For the SOUL of LIVING ANIAMALS? The BLOOD OF THE ANIMALS is for its SOUL AND I SAID ....BLOOD OF ALL ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE EATEN because the BLOOD OF THE ANIAMAL is ITS SOUL....
Aug 31, 2009
4-Alignment
1) Bring the goat chosen by the lottery near to God and 2) make it (designate it) as a sin offering.
Sep 1, 2009
5-Contradiction
(1)There is a death penalty for sleeping with a married woman; (2) There is no death penalty for sleeping with an engaged female slave
Sep 2, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: Atone for the altar DETAIL: Place blood on horns and sprinkle blood
Sep 3, 2009
7-Format
(1) Bring the animal near to God (2) designate it: THIS IS A SIN OFFERING (3) bring the animal near (4) atone [perform confession] (5) slaughter it (6) Take the blood (7) Sprinkle it.....
Sep 5, 2009
8-Database
We reinforce the moral value of chasity by symbolically executing animals involved in bestiality.
Aug 23, 2009
6-Style
Shave BEARD and EYEBROW hair - that is, hair that is DENSE and VISIBLE.
Aug 24, 2009
7-Format
Chapter Lv13-01:08 indicates a 2 week inspection period with three inspection points to determine ritually impure status.
Aug 25, 2009
8-Database
Other ritual impurities are caused by world events. Leprosy impurity additionally requires a priestly declaration to create the ritually impure status.
Aug 26, 2009
9-Non-Versre
IF SHE SEES BLOOD MANY DAYS. Rashi: DAYS=2 or more; MANY DAYS=3 or more.
Aug 27, 2009
1-Reference
The statement (Lv20-25) SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM THE RITUALLY UNCLEAN ANIMALS refers to SEPARATION FROM ANIMALS PROHIBITED TO BE EATEN (Non Kosher) (Lv11-04)
Aug 29, 2009
2-Meaning
The phrase HE AROUSED HER SOURCE is an IDIOMATIC euphemism for FULL INTIMACY similar to UNCOVER HER NAKEDNESS.
Aug 16, 2009
8-Database
THEY DID AS COMMANDED is stated when we might expect rebellious behavior.
Aug 17, 2009
1-Reference
Bald-head leprous spots (Lv13-43) follow the same rules -# weeks, # appearances - as skin-leprosy (Lv13-01:08)
Aug 18, 2009
2-Meaning
BALD garment = WORN OUT garment. HILLY garment = NEW garment.
Aug 19, 2009
3-Grammar
The word TZARATH is FEMININE. The word NEGAH is MASCULINE and FEMININE.
Aug 20, 2009
4-Alignment
The washing of the leprous garment was not done to the ENTIRE GARMENT nor to the LEPROUS SPOT but rather to the SPOT and VICINITY.
Aug 22, 2009
5-Contradiction
The declaration of the priest CREATES the leprous status; Therefore those requesting inspection should say I THINK IT IS LEPROUS.
Aug 9, 2009
2-Meaning
CHET-BETH-SHIN means to BANDAGE.Hence it can also refer to a) SADDLING a donkey and b) WRAPPING A TURBAN on ones head.
Aug 10, 2009
3-Grammar
THE PRIEST WHO IS ANNOINTED REPLACING HIM FROM HIS SONS means THE PRIEST WHO IS ANNOINTED FROM HIS SONS TO REPLACE HIM
Aug 11, 2009
4-Alignment
LEAVEN: (1) May not be given to the ALTAR and (2) may not be given to the PRIESTS.
Aug 12, 2009
5-Contradiction
ALL priests may eat the sin offering. PROVIDED the eater is qualified to offer the sin offering.
Aug 13, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: Don't eat any blood. PARTICULAR: Of birds or animals. RASHI: Blood of fish is permissable.
Aug 15, 2009
7-Format
The BREAST and SHOULDER are gifts to the priest PROVIDED the peace offering was actually offered.
Aug 2, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: If you bring an oven-baked rest offering then DETAILS: either bring it as wafers or bread loaves.
Aug 3, 2009
7-Format
The priests bring the BLOOD near the altar...and they throw the BLOOD on the altar [Rashi: Even if mixed with blood of other sacrifices]
Aug 4, 2009
8-Database
Minchah procedures: a) By Owner: spill oil, placing frankincense,bringing to priest b) By Priest: the handful, bringing to altar, offering on fire
Aug 5, 2009
9-Non-Versre
He shall take the the fat, the whole rump which he shall remove OPPOSITE [AND ABOVE] the kidneys.
Aug 6, 2009
10-Symbolism
We GROW (water) from NON-CITIZENSHIP (Succah); but we remain STEADFAST (salt) in the LAW (offerings).
Aug 8, 2009
1-Reference
God's order to take the ox and 2 rams (Lv08-02c) REFERENCES the identical order in Ex29-01:03
Jul 26, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The Biblical KIKAR was 3000 SHEKEL. The HALF SHEKEL was ONE BEKA.
Jul 27, 2009
1-Reference
Bring a ram BY VALUATION for a guilt offering (Lv05-18) references VALUATION OF [2] SACRED SHEKELS OF SILVER (Lv05-16)
Jul 28, 2009
2-Meaning
AYSH and ISHEH are masculine and feminine forms of the same root AYSH means FIRE; ISHEH means FUEL (That which enables the fire).
Jul 29, 2009
3-Grammar
...ELEVATION OFFERING....Remove the skin of the ELEVATION OFFERING - RASHI: Applies to all ELEVATION OFFERINGS (emphasis of repeated noun vs pronoun).
Jul 30, 2009
4-Alignment
Bird offerings are either a) TURTLEDOVES [Adults] or b) CHILD PIGEONS (children).
Aug 1, 2009
5-Contradiction
Altar fire comes from both a) perpetual fire on altar and b) from fire brought by Priests.
Jul 19, 2009
3-Grammar
The word courtyard can take masculine and feminine forms.
Jul 20, 2009
4-Alignment
HE [Moses] offered the [daily] UP offering; MOSES, AARON, and CHILDREN washed their hands/legs.
Jul 21, 2009
5-Contradiction
Bezalel, the MANAGER of Temple construction, is credited with the construction.
Jul 22, 2009
6-Style
Temple work done SINCE Jews did as told
Jul 23, 2009
7-Format
The required dimensions of the utensils of Moses' desert tabernacle applied to all temples.
Jul 25, 2009
8-Database
God choses by MERIT not LINEAGE. Ahaliab, the Temple builder, was from Dan, not Judah.
Jul 12, 2009
6-Style
Dont let the Pascal(or any) offering stay over till morning
Jul 13, 2009
7-Format
Have memories (1) OF Abraham (who endured fire) (2)OF Isaac (who sacrificed himself at the Akaydah), and (3) OF Jacob (who endured exile).
Jul 14, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Let priests wash hands and legs prior to Temple service so they don't die. RASHI: So if they serve without washing they deserve death.
Jul 15, 2009
10-Symbolism
The Ketoreth perfumes contain DRIPPY, SHINY and FATTY spices corresponding to STATELY (drop by drop, bit by bit), FLASHY and INDULGENT people (All are needed)
Jul 16, 2009
1-Reference
THE WOMEN WHO WERE STATIONED BY THE TEMPLE (Ex38-08b) refereces Ex35-22 AND THE MEN CAME _AFTER_ THE WOMAN
Jul 18, 2009
2-Meaning
THE SCREEN-DOOR opposite THE WALL CURTAINS uses a synechdoche: OPPOSITE in this context means OF EQUAL LENGTH.
Jul 5, 2009
10-Symbolism
The priests bring an OX for their consecration ceremony. OX = productivity which atones for Boredom the seed for sexual sins.
Jul 6, 2009
1-Reference
The Ketoreth offered in the Temple, mentioned in Ex30-35:36 references Ex29-07 discussing offering Ketoreth on the golden altar.
Jul 7, 2009
2-Meaning
To DESCECRATE (Cheth-Lamed-Lamed) means to TREAT LIKE DIRT (Cheth-Lamed = SAND).
Jul 8, 2009
3-Grammar
A singular spelling of a plural indicates a deficiency in the plurality: e.g. a) missing parts b) many or one or c) a plurality of identicals.
Jul 9, 2009
4-Alignment
TO WHAT END, God, will you lose your temper (Idols aren't real); WHY should you let Egypt say that you took them out to destroy them.
Jul 11, 2009
5-Contradiction
God rewards a) service from love to thousandS of generations and b) service from fear to only one thousand generations.
Jun 28, 2009
4-Alignment
OLIVE OIL vs PURE olive oil GROUND FOR LIGHT Rashi: There are 2 diferent processing mechanisms for oil.
Jun 29, 2009
5-Contradiction
The Priestly mask was attached by threads both AROUND and OVER the head.
Jun 30, 2009
6-Style
OFFER INCENSE - ONLY at morning and evening when the Candellabrah is being worked on.
Jul 1, 2009
7-Format
Make SHOULDER SETTINGS and CORDS. Connect the SHOULDER SETTINGS and the CHOSHEN with these CORDS.
Jul 2, 2009
8-Database
UP offerings totally go on altar; SIN / REST offerings go to priests/altar. But COMPLETE/PEACE offerings go to priests/altar/owners - they are complete.
Jul 4, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The FOUNDATION of the altar refers to an INDENTATION in the first altar layer where blood could be poured.
Jun 21, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: Make a PAIR of Kerubim on both sides of the Ark-cover DETAIL: 1 Kerub per side = One pair on the 2 sides.
Jun 22, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The altar constructed from wood was hollow inside.
Jun 23, 2009
10-Symbolism
The altar was overlaid with COPPER. COPPER pots (vs silver/gold) are used with FIRE. Coppers corresponds to BRAZENNESS. The altar addresses/atones BRAZENNESS.
Jun 24, 2009
1-Reference
God will be formal with His Honor (Ex29-43c) is exemplified by the death of Aaron's sons for drunken sacrifice offering(Lv10-01:03).
Jun 25, 2009
2-Meaning
LIGHT can mean PROPHETIC enLIGHTenment. The priestly garment named LIGHT inspired PROPHECY
Jun 27, 2009
3-Grammar
Lamed-Kuph-Ceth and Kuph-Ceth are two command forms for the root Lamed-Kuph-Ceth.
Jun 14, 2009
9-Non-Versre
a) Jews arrive at Sinai on 1st b) Moses receives instruction on 2nd; c) transmits message on 3rd; d) transmits reply on 4th; e)waits 3 days. Torah given on 6th or 7th.
Jun 15, 2009
1-Reference
The west side of the Temple has 6 boards and 2 corner boards (Ex26-22:23) ....And they shall be 8 boards (Ex26-25)
Jun 16, 2009
2-Meaning
FILLER STONES are similar to the English SET STONES - stones that FILL in settings.
Jun 17, 2009
3-Grammar
The curtains were the work of an embroiderer.
Jun 18, 2009
4-Alignment
Each set of five curtains is united by sewing. The two five-curtain sets are united by clasps.
Jun 20, 2009
5-Contradiction
There were two Temple taxes - a voluntary tax and an obligatory tax.
Jun 7, 2009
2-Meaning
SLF doesn't mean to MAKE CROOKED but rather means to BURDEN
Jun 8, 2009
3-Grammar
A person who delivers a non-fatal blow to EITHER his father or mother receives a death penalty.
Jun 9, 2009
4-Alignment
1)Fatal blows to a parent/non-parent results in a death penalty. 2)Non fatal blows to a non-parent result in monetary penalty 3)Non fatal blows to a parent result in a death penalty
Jun 10, 2009
5-Contradiction
If a master gives his slave a [non jewish] woman, the slave goes free but but the woman and her children belong to the master.
Jun 11, 2009
6-Style
EXAMPLE: Don't abuse a WIDOW or ORPHAN. GENERAL: Don't abuse any PERSON.
Jun 13, 2009
7-Format
Damages are paid whether you a) OPEN (dig or remove a cover from) a pit or b) DIG (Deeper) a pit.
May 31, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: Don't make for yourselves images of angelic assistants DETAIL: Golden gods (fire gods), silver gods (dream images) GENERAL: Don't make for yourselves images of angelic assistants
Jun 1, 2009
7-Format
See to it no work is done [whether by] a) you, b) small children c) servants d) animals e) resident non-Jews
Jun 2, 2009
8-Database
The Bible symbolically reinforced modesty requirements through personification: Don't go up to the altar on steps since it will expose your nudity and embarass them!
Jun 3, 2009
9-Non-Versre
a) Jews arrive at Sinai on 1st b) Moses receives instruction on 2nd; c) transmits message on 3rd; d) transmits reply on 4th; e)waits 3 days. Torah given on 6th or 7th.
Jun 4, 2009
10-Symbolism
The altar SYMBOLIZING peace should not be made from cut stones less swords SYMBOLIZING war should be used on them profaning their symbolism.
Jun 6, 2009
1-Reference
A negligent murderer is given a place of refuge to flee (Ex21-13e): a) 6 refuge cities in Israel and b) the Levite camp/cities in the wilderness and Israel (Nu35-06:07)
May 24, 2009
10-Symbolism
The Torah and Jewish leaders reinforce moral values through symbolic reminders-hence Moses RAISED HIS HANDS [in prayer] during the war
May 25, 2009
1-Reference
GOD CARRIED US ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES (Ex19-04) references how the Jews scattered through GOSHEN(Ex09-26) quickly gathered to RAAMSAYTH(Ex12-37) to leave.
May 26, 2009
2-Meaning
HLACH means to move/walk; NA means to TREMBLE/RATTLE.
May 27, 2009
3-Grammar
A verb conjugation with a terminal OH sound changes to an AH sound in a construct situation (This change facilitates joining words)
May 28, 2009
4-Alignment
Don't make for YOURSELVES images of Beings WITH GOD. Rashi: This prohibits making images of angelic beings.
May 30, 2009
5-Contradiction
Jews lived all over GOSHEN. But they left Egypt from the city of RAAMSAYTH. This shows that God QUICKLY gathered the Jews to Raamsayth to leave.
May 17, 2009
4-Alignment
Through the wind of Your nostrils the water GLACIERED, standing like a DRIPPING ICICLE
May 18, 2009
5-Contradiction
The PEOPLE descecrated the Sabbath; MOSES did not sufficently warn them on the Sabbath. Hence God asks why YOU (Moses and people) dont follow orders.
May 19, 2009
6-Style
DETAIL: Seventh day. GENERAL: REST Day. RASHI: All REST days - Sabbath, Holidays, Yom Kippur.
May 20, 2009
7-Format
Pharoh instigated the pursuit of the Jews after they left The Jews were afraid of Pharoh not the people.
May 21, 2009
8-Database
Moses reinforced needed dependence on God during a military maneuver by RAISING HIS HANDS (in prayer).
May 23, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Jews were given 3 days leave. On 4th they didn't return and spies informed. Egypt took 3 days to pursue them, drowning on the 7th day.
May 10, 2009
7-Format
Jews obtained from Egyptians a)Silver, b) Gold c) Clothes. RASHI: Clothes were the more important.
May 11, 2009
8-Database
The 10 plagues were an act of war by God: Plagues 1,4,7 cut off sea/land; plagues 2,5,8 humiliated the enemy; plagues 3,6,9 caused pain.
May 12, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Three stages 1) Family can consume one sheep; 2) Family too big; sheep per house 3) Sheep too big; multiple houses.
May 13, 2009
1-Reference
The commandment to MEMORIALIZE the Amalayk war Ex17-14, refers to the commandment to REMEMBER what Amalayk did (Dt25-17:19) (Came 1st, killed our weak, ...
May 14, 2009
2-Meaning
NSH means TEST; NSYON means CHALLENGE/DOUBT.
May 16, 2009
3-Grammar
And Moses named the altar [after the fact that] God [is] our source of miracles.
May 3, 2009
1-Reference
This night (Passover) is the WATCHED NIGHT for all generations. God always protects Jews on Exodii.
May 4, 2009
2-Meaning
The Biblical root Cheth-Pay-Zayin means IMPETUOUS It can refer to a hasty action or a rattled emotional state.
May 5, 2009
3-Grammar
No work SHALL BE DONE during Passover. RASHI: (Note the passive tense: Even work done by others is prohibited)
May 6, 2009
4-Alignment
God gave Moses 3 rules (a) One family = one sheep (b) one family= 2 houses = 2 sheeps; (c) 2 Families = one sheep. Moses summarized:HERDS FOR FAMILIES!
May 7, 2009
5-Contradiction
For a convert to bring a Passover sacrifice they must both a) circumcise and b) bring it on the proper date.
May 9, 2009
6-Style
DETAIL: Passover WATCH IT. DETAIL: WHEN you come to Israel..,WATCH IT. DETAIL: WHEN your children ask ...RELATE IT. GENERAL: PRAISE BE GOD.
Apr 26, 2009
4-Alignment
God (a) CITED Moses (for complaining to him) and (b) SPOKE to him about reassuring the Jews
Apr 27, 2009
5-Contradiction
PHAROH himself strengthened his resolve in the first few plagues not to let the people go; GOD hardened Pharoh's emotions in the latter plagues.
Apr 28, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: God asked Moses/Aaron to free Jews DETAIL: Even though Moses/Aaron came from cursed tribes GENERAL: God asked them; they were righteous/blessed
Apr 29, 2009
7-Format
Frogs will enter your a)house b) bedroom, c) bed d) ovens and e) you yourself (Your body)
Apr 30, 2009
8-Database
The 10 plagues were an act of war by God: Plagues 1,4,7 cut off sea/land; plagues 2,5,8 humiliated the enemy; plagues 3,6,9 caused pain.
May 2, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The frogs came UP, FROM the river TO land.
Apr 19, 2009
8-Database
And a CHANGED king OVERTHREW Egypt that they shouldn't appreciate Joseph.
Apr 20, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Moses sheparded his sheep towards the desert - RASHI: To avoid problems of theft of pasture
Apr 21, 2009
10-Symbolism
This guy treated you nicely. Invite him for a meal/date.
Apr 22, 2009
1-Reference
By force Pharoh will not only let the Jews go but will actually expel them without them having time to prepare bread (Ex12-33)
Apr 23, 2009
2-Meaning
(a) The Biblical root DALETH-BETH-RESH means to CITE. (b) The Biblical root ALEPH-MEM-RESH means to SAY.
Apr 25, 2009
3-Grammar
Behold [if] we sacrifice to God, which is an abomination to Egypt, will they not stone us?
Apr 12, 2009
2-Meaning
Overload them with work so that their thoughts don't DWELL on false leads.
Apr 13, 2009
3-Grammar
Overload the people with work so that they don't dwell on vein thoughts.
Apr 14, 2009
4-Alignment
God first said I WILL BE (with them) I WILL BE (With them (always)) He then said I WILL BE (with them) in the CURRENT crisis.
Apr 15, 2009
5-Contradiction
God promised Moses that Aaron would come out to greet him when he returned to Egypt. But Moses first his father-in-law's permission.
Apr 16, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: The new king didn't appreciate Joseph DETAIL: Namely, he forgot his accomplishments and devotion and acted like he was a stranger.
Apr 18, 2009
7-Format
Moses complained to God: a) Why did you hurt the Jews (by promising them freedom but they obtained more subjugation) b) why did you send me.
Apr 5, 2009
6-Style
GENERAL: The brothers did as their father commanded him. DETAIL: [namedly] they carried him to Canaan.
Apr 6, 2009
7-Format
1) Children come and I will tell you about the Messianic era. 2) Children come and listen to my blessings.
Apr 7, 2009
8-Database
Jacob EXPIRED and WENT TO HIS PEOPLE... RASHI: But it doesn't say he DIED.
Apr 8, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Joseph LIFTED UP/SUPPORTED his father's hand from his son's head.
Apr 9, 2009
10-Symbolism
Yissachar is compared to a mule. Mules are known for a) their hard work b) lack of luxury c) detail based
Apr 11, 2009
1-Reference
By force Pharoh will not only let the Jews go but will actually expel them without them having time to prepare bread (Ex12-33)
Mar 29, 2009
10-Symbolism
Priestly gifts symbolically affirm Pinchas zealotry against immorality: a) Shoulder (exposure) b) Cheeks (liquid secretions) c) Womb/stomach (relations)
Mar 30, 2009
1-Reference
Moses' blessing, REJOICE, ZEBULUN ON GOING OUT, YISSACHAR IN YOUR TENTS references Jacob's blessings of Sea/agriculture.
Mar 31, 2009
2-Meaning
May you TEEM and OVERFLOW in the land.
Apr 1, 2009
3-Grammar
A terminal TAUV can indicate a SPECIFIC CONSTRUCT, OR, it can indicate a new concept: For example, END-OF means REWARD, HEAD-OF means CHOICEST
Apr 2, 2009
4-Alignment
All other tribes are either COMPARED to an animal or, blessed to be COMPARED. Benjamin however WILL TEAR THE WOLF.
Apr 4, 2009
5-Contradiction
Jacob blessed ALL his children, even those he cursed
Mar 22, 2009
4-Alignment
Whoever does FROM ANY of these things; whoever does ANY of these things. RASHI: Even one.
Mar 23, 2009
5-Contradiction
Kill all ADULT males and take into captivity all CHILDREN (whether male or female)
Mar 24, 2009
6-Style
You seek guidance from the supreme court, not on general matters, but on yes-no matters, such as whether ritual impurity applies, or whether civil matters cause liability or not.
Mar 25, 2009
7-Format
If someone FROM nation FROM offerers, offers a sacrifice, give gifts to priest. RASHI: FROM nation not FROM priest.
Mar 26, 2009
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Mar 28, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The measurement is done FROM the dead body TO each of the nearby cities.
Mar 15, 2009
7-Format
LOAD LOAD him up - if he doesn't want charity then LOAN him.
Mar 16, 2009
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Mar 17, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Kosher animals must have a) split hoofs and b) two toes
Mar 18, 2009
1-Reference
We didn't kill this person THAT IS "we didn't see AND NEGLECT him" (Dt21-07) - Corresponds to Don't STAND by your friend's blood (Lv19-16)
Mar 19, 2009
2-Meaning
The Hebrew root Yud-Resh-Dalet can mean a) to fall b) to conquer
Mar 21, 2009
3-Grammar
Elders and priests say: WE have not caused death GOD: Forgives THEM
Mar 8, 2009
1-Reference
The phrase PUT THE SICKLE TO THE GRAIN (Dt16-09a) refers to the OMER offering (Lv23-10:15) at the harvest beginning.
Mar 9, 2009
2-Meaning
The BREATH-ANIMAL could refer to either an owl or bat (Both known for their shrieks)
Mar 10, 2009
3-Grammar
The future conjugation can be used to indicate the habitual present: The FIRST BORN is EATEN before God in Jerusalem.
Mar 11, 2009
4-Alignment
Bring a) up offerings, b) peace offerings...c) CHOICEST vows. RASHI: All vow offerings must be from the CHOICEST.
Mar 12, 2009
5-Contradiction
Firstborn animals are gifts to the priest. Hence we translate ONE EATS THE FIRSTBORN IN JERUSALEM.
Mar 14, 2009
6-Style
a) GENERAL: Buy what you want. b) DETAIL: Steak, lambchops, wine, bear. c) GENERAL: What you want. Rashi: Meat, fruit juices/wine, milk, honey.
Mar 1, 2009
4-Alignment
a) TO you and b) TO your decendants I have given this land.I give to your DECSENDANTS...Land I swore to give to THEM
Mar 2, 2009
5-Contradiction
a) TO you and b) TO your decendants I have given this land.I give to DECSENDANTS...Land I swore to give to THEM
Mar 3, 2009
6-Style
a) DETAIL: Reward / punishment governs Israeli rainfallb) GENERAL: Good / bad of Israel subject to God's decree.
Mar 4, 2009
7-Format
a)TO you andb) To your descendantshave I given this land.
Mar 5, 2009
8-Database
When God decrees a punishment: If there are no wise mento teach the people God may delay punishment for a long time.
Mar 7, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Israel is not a rain-water land but a land, likea vegetable garden, requiring supplemental manual watering.
Feb 22, 2009
7-Format
There are two commandments in the 10commandments which state AS GOD COMMANDEDYOU. The CONTEXT therefore suggests bothreferences are to the same source.
Feb 23, 2009
8-Database
Most verses that state OBSERVE...AS GOD COMMANDED YOUrefer to another Torah verse. There are 3 exceptions.They refer to the STATUTE taught in Marah.
Feb 24, 2009
9-Non-Versre
We conquered Bashan and Emori on theEAST side of Jordan (The Jordan rivergoes NORTH-SOUTH partitioning Israel)
Feb 25, 2009
1-Reference
The obligation to WALK IN GOD'S WAYS (Dt11-30e) refers toIMITATING HIS 13 ATTRIBUTES (Ex34-06:07)
Feb 26, 2009
2-Meaning
Appreciate freshly: Not your children who did notwitness God's miracles, ...but you yourself saw
Feb 28, 2009
3-Grammar
If a 3 letter root with terminal MEM is punctuated:a) Kamatz-Patach: It simply refers to the verb - activity;b) Kamatz-Kamatz: It refers to the verb + Object.
Feb 15, 2009
1-Reference
Ten Commandments: Observe the SabbathAS GOD COMMANDED YOU. Rashi: Commandedat Marah. Similarly for HONOR FATHER/MOTHER.
Feb 16, 2009
2-Meaning
The phrase ON THE WORDS OF is an IDIOM meaningBECAUSE OF THE INCIDENT.
Feb 17, 2009
3-Grammar
You have BEEN SHOWN PROPHECIES andpersonally know God is the true Lord.
Feb 18, 2009
4-Alignment
Write the Torah laws a) ON the doorposts of your HOUSEand b) IN your GATES.
Feb 19, 2009
5-Contradiction
Take heed ...lest you make an idolWHICH GOD COMMANDED YOU[not to do]
Feb 21, 2009
6-Style
a) GENERAL:God instructed you with STATUTESb) DETAILS: Take heed ... less...[so make Rabbinical FENCES]c) GENERAL: God instructed you with STATUTES
Feb 8, 2009
4-Alignment
Both Moab and Bashan were afraid of the JewsMoab sought an alliance;Bashan did not, showing the military independenceof Bashan.
Feb 9, 2009
5-Contradiction
The Jews complained that GOD HATES US.But God loved the Jews? The Jews projectedtheir own hatred of God onto God.
Feb 10, 2009
6-Style
The Jews complained that GOD HATES US. But God loved the Jews? The Jews projectedtheir own hatred of God onto God.
Feb 11, 2009
7-Format
Spies were to find a) easiest CITIES to conquer b) crooked ROADS with potential ambushes
Feb 12, 2009
8-Database
The word SEE when used repetitivelyor without a sight connotes PROPHETICVISION.
Feb 14, 2009
9-Non-Versre
turn/face NORTHWARDS = walk on the EAST coast,FROM the SOUTH end TO the NORTH end.
Feb 1, 2009
7-Format
If the daughters of a person from Tribe A a)inherit their father's land, b)marry into tribe B, c) and die, then d) their son from tribe B inherits
Feb 2, 2009
9-Non-Versre
The Jews in the wilderness spent most of the 40 years making 20 stops - about 1 stop every 2 years - thus the wandering was not excessively burdensome.
Feb 3, 2009
10-Symbolism
The Priests atone for NEGLIGENCE. Hence the High priest's death atones for the NEGLIGENT murder and sets the murderer free.
Feb 4, 2009
1-Reference
The MEN OF WAR mentioned in Dt02-16refers to 20+ year olds Nu14-29 onwhom death was decreed. 20+ is militaryage (e.g. Nu01-20)
Feb 5, 2009
2-Meaning
The phase MEN OF WAR is an idiom meaningMEN OF MILITARY CONSCRIPTION AGE, DRAFTABLE MEN.
Feb 7, 2009
3-Grammar
WHEN ALL DRAFTABLE MEN DIED THEN GODSPOKE TO ME. Rashi: This teaches Godonly spoke to Moses for the sake ofthe community.
Jan 25, 2009
1-Reference
Nu35-12 speaks about saving the accidental murderer from the avenger; There is no death penalty if the avenger kills the murderer (Dt19-06)
Jan 26, 2009
2-Meaning
The word FALL refers to APPORTIONMENT since APPORTIONMENT is frequently done by casting LOTS which FALL.
Jan 27, 2009
3-Grammar
The INFINITIVE FORM can also indicate ATTRIBUTION. Hence Nu35-32b translates as "Don't take bribes for a FLEED to a refuge city"
Jan 28, 2009
4-Alignment
The laws of libations only apply in Israel; The laws of courts of murder apply in Israel and outside Israel.
Jan 29, 2009
5-Contradiction
a) The city OUTSKIRTS = 1000. b) From city border to end = 2000. 1st 1000 for gardens; 2nd 1000 for vineyards and fields.
Jan 31, 2009
6-Style
CONQUER the land IN ORDER TO DWELL in it (It suffices to EXPEL inhabitants).
Jan 18, 2009
3-Grammar
Ataroth, Divon ... : The cities which God [just conquered] for the Jews are pasture country and are professions involve pasture.
Jan 19, 2009
4-Alignment
The cities mentioned in Nu32-34:38 are the same cities mentioned in Nu32-03.
Jan 20, 2009
5-Contradiction
The rebellion of the spies took place in KADESH BARNAYAH in PARAN DESERT; Moses' lost of temper happened in KADESH in TZIN desert.
Jan 21, 2009
6-Style
If a GIRL in her FATHER'S HOUSE while a TEENAGER vows...RASHI: FATHER'S HOUSE + TEENAGER = Beginning Puberty.
Jan 22, 2009
7-Format
Nu25 thru Nu30-01 are the command to tell the Jews about the festival offerings. Nu30-02:17 describes Moses' teaching of oath laws.
Jan 24, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Gad volunteered to fight in the front lines BECAUSE he was lion-like and fought well.
Jan 11, 2009
7-Format
A) On Shmini Azereth offer one ox, one... B) The ABOVE should be done [FIXED] C) Additional to VOWS and VOLUNTARY offerings.
Jan 12, 2009
8-Database
SHMINI AZERETH is named because God so to speak HOLDS US OVER (AZERETH) on more day.
Jan 13, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Why should the lack of a son cause our father's name to vanish, rather, give us an inheritance to preserve his name [Rashi: They wouldn't have complained if they had a brother]
Jan 14, 2009
10-Symbolism
Shmini Azereth is analogous to a final parting meal after a week-long celebration. The week celebration starts with a big bang and finishes with a small intimate setting.
Jan 15, 2009
1-Reference
The Gadites promised to fight on the front line. This promise is confirmed in the book of Joshua.
Jan 17, 2009
2-Meaning
The root NUN-VAV-AYIN means a) to rattle b) cymbals c) demographic wandering.
Jan 4, 2009
1-Reference
OFFER VOWS ON FESTIVALS (Nu29-39) cross-references the commandment to FULFILL ONES VOWS (Dt23-22:24)
Jan 5, 2009
2-Meaning
The Hebrew SHIN-MEM-RESH means to PROFESSIONALLY TREAT. Nu28-02 says PROFESSIONAL-TREAT my offerings - RASHI: Make a rotational priestly system.
Jan 6, 2009
3-Grammar
And one he-goat for a SIN-OFFERING unto HaShem; it shall be offered beside the continual BURNT-OFFERING, and its [the sin offering] libations.
Jan 7, 2009
4-Alignment
Offer the offerings and a)its libation, b)its libationS, c) THEIR libations - 2 libations - one of oil, one of water
Jan 8, 2009
5-Contradiction
God said PLACE YOUR HAND but Moses PLACED BOTH HANDS on Joshua to inaugurate him, showing Moses generous spirit.
Jan 10, 2009
6-Style
The ecstasy of post-Yom-Kippur forgiveness leads to a great feast on the first day of Sukkoth. The ecstasy gradually returns to normalacy. Human relations are similar.
Dec 28, 2008
5-Contradiction
Bilam claimed to know the THOUGHTS OF GOD. But comically he knew less than his DONKEY.
Dec 29, 2008
6-Style
We generalize Bilam's behavior: A distinguished person should always take 2 servants on a journey (They talk to each other and leave him alone)
Dec 30, 2008
7-Format
God prohibited to Bilam: a) do not go with those who wish to curse the Jews b) don't curse the Jews c) In fact dont do anything (Good or bad) - the Jews are already blessed.
Dec 31, 2008
8-Database
Non-Mosaic prophecy takes place at night;Mosaic prophecy takes place by day.
Jan 1, 2009
9-Non-Versre
Very often consent to affairs is made conditional on at least outward participation in religious affiliation
Jan 3, 2009
10-Symbolism
HIS SEED IS ON MANY WATERS metonomycally means HIS SEED IS VERY PROSPEROUS.
Dec 21, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Think of EMOR and MOAB as SQUARE lands separated by space. A FINGER like landpiece juts out from EMOR stopping short of MOAB borders.
Dec 22, 2008
10-Symbolism
CEDAR = High Society person; HYSSOP = low-life; WOOL-dyed-WORM-red = the wormy poor working for the people (WOOL=SHEEP). Awareness of all types facilitates PURITY.
Dec 23, 2008
1-Reference
Amalayk was FIRST [Rashi: FIRST to attack] and his END is destruction [Rashi: Command to destroy them.]
Dec 24, 2008
2-Meaning
The OUTSIDE VILLAGE refered to a central village which focused in many OUTSIDE open Markets.
Dec 25, 2008
3-Grammar
The root KUPH-AYIN-AYIN means DISLODGE; The root YUD-KUPH-AYIN means HANG. The YUD indicates POTENTIAL since HANGING has the potential to DISLODGE.
Dec 27, 2008
4-Alignment
The MOABITE PRINCES and MIDIANITE SCHOLARS went to Bilam. The scholars sensed hesitancy and inferred Bilam was a charlatan.
Dec 14, 2008
3-Grammar
Moses sent spies ... THEY conquered the villages HE (Israel) conquered the residing Emorites.
Dec 15, 2008
4-Alignment
The ashes of each Red Heiffer were deposited in two places: a) outside the camp (for use by the nation) b) inside the the temple to commemorate.
Dec 16, 2008
5-Contradiction
The priest stands a) OUTSIDE the Temple camp but b) FACING the Temple gate.
Dec 17, 2008
6-Style
Moses upon being insulted prayed for the welfare of the Jews that insulted him. This offers general guidance to people who are insulted.
Dec 18, 2008
7-Format
The Egyptians caused anguish a) TO us and b) TO our forefathers. The Patriarch-Prophets experienced equal anguish upon learning of suffering of their descendents.
Dec 20, 2008
8-Database
Moses was punished, not for a technicality - he hit the rock vs. speaking to it - but rather for a general complaining attitude to God.
Dec 7, 2008
6-Style
GIVE TITHE OF TITHE; like Israelite grain tithe;GIVE TITHE OF TITHE. Rashi: Similarity in requirements of eating (in ritual purity) and fine for violation.
Dec 8, 2008
7-Format
If God will renew and apply the punishment (earthquakes)which he uses on those who rebel, you'll know they are rebellors
Dec 9, 2008
8-Database
Non standard genealogical references can be used to indicateby inuendo certain support and lack of it for causes.
Dec 10, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Don't DESCECRATE the Sanctuary and Don't Die.RASHI: So if you DESCECRATE it you DIE.
Dec 11, 2008
1-Reference
ALL OPEN UNSEALED VESSELS - Rashi: CLAY VESSELS, because clay vessels only receive ritual impurity from air space contact inside (Lv11-32:33)
Dec 13, 2008
2-Meaning
The name of the place is the SWEPT PASS.
Nov 30, 2008
10-Symbolism
Tzitzith, reminding us of Gods commandments, are only required on 4 corner garments, indicating that we must remember God in all 4 aspects of His relationship with us.
Dec 1, 2008
1-Reference
The statement that levite tithe tithe is similarto granary grain (Nu18-27) cross references (Nu18-12)requiring giving the first granary grain to priests.
Dec 2, 2008
2-Meaning
The Hebrew YUD-KUPH-BETH, means WINEPRESS, comesfrom the Hebrew KUPH-BETH meaning HOLLOW.
Dec 3, 2008
3-Grammar
God brought ONLY you to serve as Levites.
Dec 4, 2008
4-Alignment
The Levites didn't a) initially inherit land in Israel and also didn't b) divide in future war booty.
Dec 6, 2008
5-Contradiction
When a Levite receives Tithe he FIRST tithes his tithe to the priest. THEN the remainder can be eaten anyplace (it has no sanctity)
Nov 23, 2008
3-Grammar
This sin offering is brought for violating ALL commandments if IT was done inadvertently. This speaks about IDOLATRY sins, a SINGLE sin equal to ALL commandments.
Nov 24, 2008
4-Alignment
Most sin offerings: Violation of ONE sin;Idolatry sin offering: Violation of ALL sins.
Nov 25, 2008
5-Contradiction
The sin offering described in Nu14-22:26 is a violation of ONE sin and ALL sins - that is, idolatry, a single sin denying all of Judaism.
Nov 26, 2008
7-Format
There are two paragraphs discussing communal and personal sin offerings respectively. Since the first paragraph deals with idolatry so too for the 2nd paragraph.
Nov 27, 2008
8-Database
Of all communal sin offerings only the idolatry sin offeringbrings an ox for an UP offering.
Nov 29, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The 10 spies carried: 1) 1 person a pomegranate, 2) 1 person a fig;8 people carried a grape cluster on a board with 4 corners(2/corner).
Nov 16, 2008
7-Format
A modern author indicates de-emphasis by STRIKEOUT; the biblical authors indicated de-emphasis by DOTTING the word.
Nov 17, 2008
8-Database
Moses prayed briefly for his sister so that people shouldn't think he showed favoritism
Nov 18, 2008
9-Non-Versre
If her father embarassed her she would not show face for 7 days.How much more so if I God embarass her.
Nov 19, 2008
10-Symbolism
LEANING on an object symbolically indicates TRANSFER of responsibility
Nov 20, 2008
1-Reference
The SACRIFICE and SIN-OFFERING mentioned in Nu15-25arefer to the OX-UP and GOAT-SIN offering in Nu15-24.
Nov 22, 2008
2-Meaning
The Hebrew Ayin-Nun-Kuph, sometimes translated as giants or mighty, comes from a Hebrew root meaning TO BEAR - trucker type people who effortlessly carry big loads.
Nov 9, 2008
1-Reference
The phrase MAKE THE TRUMPETS HARD meansMAKE THE TRUMPETS SCULPTURED (from one piece)
Nov 10, 2008
2-Meaning
THIS LAW IS FOR THE LEVITES implies that LEVITES have a YEAR requirement, PRIESTS have a NON-BLEMISH requirement.
Nov 11, 2008
3-Grammar
Considerations of politeness and etiquette can justify grammatical changes that avoid confrontation.
Nov 12, 2008
4-Alignment
LEVITES have an AGE requirement;PRIESTS have a NON-BLEMISH requirement.
Nov 13, 2008
5-Contradiction
The journeys and rest stops of the Jews were determinedby two stages: (1) God's order and (2) Moses prayer.
Nov 15, 2008
6-Style
Observe Passover in its SEASON but only on the FOURTEENTH.
Nov 2, 2008
5-Contradiction
The Temple was conscecrated on the 1st of Nissan, After the annointing but on the same day they consecrated the Temple.
Nov 3, 2008
6-Style
The suspected-adulteress-woman-offering is only brought on a full sexual descecration of the marriage (Other descecrations dont justify the offering).
Nov 4, 2008
7-Format
He 1) Stands her 2) places dust in holy water 3) stands her 4) unravels her hair 5) places the rest offering on her hand 6) Swears her...Many procedures to harass her to confess.
Nov 5, 2008
8-Database
The priestly gifts at the consecration of the Temple is the only place where incense was offered (1) as a private offering (2) on the outside altar.
Nov 6, 2008
9-Non-Versre
If the Nazarite is defiled he has to (1) nazarite a new count of days and (2) not let the old count of days be included in the new count.
Nov 8, 2008
10-Symbolism
The prince gifts for the consecration of the Temple symbolized human history
Oct 26, 2008
8-Database
God continuously CENSUSED the Jews. Obsessive CENSUSING is typically a sign of great fondness.
Oct 27, 2008
9-Non-Versre
(22300 Levites) minus (300 Levite 1st born) = 22000 non first born levites vs. 22273 first born leaves 273 unpaired firstborn.
Oct 28, 2008
1-Reference
The Ram REST OFFERING and LIBATIONS mentioned in Nu06-17b cross reference the offerings detailed at Nu15-06:07.
Oct 29, 2008
2-Meaning
ALL THAT IS MADE FOR THEM FOR WORK is an idiom meaning ALL THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Oct 30, 2008
3-Grammar
It is a rest offering for STANDING-UPS (Plural). The HUSBAND stands up; RELIGION stands up.
Nov 1, 2008
4-Alignment
HIDDEN FROM HIS EYES is stronger then HIDDEN FROM HIM. It implies he can see and didn't overlook.
Oct 19, 2008
2-Meaning
Daleth-Shin-Nun means a) ash and also b) to ash - to remove the ash.
Oct 20, 2008
3-Grammar
Daleth-Shin-Nun means a) ash and also b) to ash - to remove the ash.
Oct 21, 2008
4-Alignment
There are 5 altar utensils; 4 were carried separately while the copper pan was carried with the altar to carry live coals.
Oct 22, 2008
5-Contradiction
The Levites began LEARNING temple service at 25; The Levites began SERVING in the Temple at 30.
Oct 23, 2008
6-Style
Levites will help Aaron BY SERVING the temple, not by bringing offerings.
Oct 25, 2008
7-Format
A modern author indicates de-emphasis by STRIKEOUT; the biblical authors indicated de-emphasis by DOTTING the word.
Oct 12, 2008
2-Meaning
Chet-Lamed means FRIGHT, ANXIETY. Beth-Hey-Lamed means RUSHED.
Oct 13, 2008
3-Grammar
CHETH-RESH-MEM means NET.a) To NET TO means to DEDICATE; b) To NET IT means to CONQUER; c) TO BE NETTED means to DIE.
Oct 14, 2008
4-Alignment
The holiness of TITHE is uniform to all; The 20% redemption rule applies only to YOUR TITHE
Oct 15, 2008
7-Format
God will send diseases with a) wretched skin APPEARANCES, b) burning SENSATIONS, c) no HOPE and d) no EXPECATIONS of recovery
Oct 16, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The animal tithe must be physically marked FOR EXAMPLE by dabbing by rod every 10th animal with a dye.
Oct 18, 2008
1-Reference
Non-Priests/Levites serving in the Temple will die, the same way Korach's followers died (Nu16-35,Nu18-03)
Oct 5, 2008
5-Contradiction
When you sell yourself to a non-Jew he is liable for (food) maintenance for both you and your children.
Oct 6, 2008
6-Style
When you BECOME POOR and sell your property there are redemption rights The law applies to any property sale (even if there is no prior poverty)
Oct 7, 2008
7-Format
The 7th year land rest applies to a) you b) servants c) workers (even non-Jew) d) righteous non-Jewish citizens e) animal life.
Oct 8, 2008
8-Database
Do such and such FEAR GOD is mentioned in only 5 commandments - those where subterfuge is possible and only God can prevent crime.
Oct 9, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Sold Land and the redemption of slaves are priced by a linear method assuming a zero value in Jubilee and maximal value at time 0.
Oct 11, 2008
1-Reference
I (GOD) will walk with you (Lv26-12) refers to conversational relationship with God as Moses had (Nu12-07:08)
Sep 28, 2008
9-Non-Versre
THICK branches (MYRTLES) refer to branches CORDED in appearance - with overlapping leaves as the overlapping threads in twine.
Sep 29, 2008
10-Symbolism
LEANING symbolizes TRANSFERENCE of AUTHORITY. LEANING on an executed criminal symbolizes that he is responsible for this own death.
Sep 30, 2008
1-Reference
The RETURN TO POSSESSIONS (Lv25-10d) refers the right of landowners who sell property to redeem and reacquire (Lv25-28)
Oct 1, 2008
2-Meaning
AYIN-BETH-RESH means SIDE. Hence it can mean a) To PASS, b) the PAST, c) a mountain PASS, d) ANNOUNCE (Pass a message through the community).
Oct 2, 2008
3-Grammar
(1) Jews who sell themselves as slaves to nonjews have a right to go free JUST as I God freed them from Egypt.
Oct 4, 2008
4-Alignment
The Bible speaks about a RETURN a) To one's POSESSIONS b) To one's FAMILY. Jubilee frees sold LAND and sold PEOPLE
Sep 21, 2008
2-Meaning
English uses two words: CONTINUOUS and CONTINUALLY: Hebrew uses one word-TAUV-MEM-YUD-DALET to refer to either.
Sep 22, 2008
3-Grammar
(1) Don't LEAVE the temple for parent's funeral, rather (2) stay REMAIN in Temple [and continue to offer sacs].
Sep 23, 2008
4-Alignment
Don't DEFILE/COME to dead souls [IN THE NATION] But if he accidentally BUMPED into dead ON ROAD he buries
Sep 24, 2008
6-Style
GENERAL: Don't defile to dead, DETAIL: NAMELY, Father, mother and similar relatives.
Sep 25, 2008
7-Format
Do NOT defile oneself to general dead; but DO defile oneself to relatives
Sep 27, 2008
8-Database
LEANING symbolizes TRANSFERENCE of AUTHORITY. LEANING on an executed criminal symbolizes that he is responsible for this own death.
Sep 14, 2008
6-Style
Don't place a stumbling block before the blind; similarly don't give innocent people bad advice.
Sep 15, 2008
7-Format
A courts overlooking minor crimes can cause in the end serious idolatrous practices such as the momentary burning rites on children.
Sep 16, 2008
8-Database
Kill an animal who sexually sinned; how much more so a person who sexually sin.
Sep 17, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Differentiate Kosher vs Non Kosher: a) Donkey vs Cow; b) Properly slaughtered vs improperly slaughtered.
Sep 18, 2008
10-Symbolism
The skies EJACULATE rain to IMPREGNATE the earth which DELIVERS produce. If the Jews sin then the EARTH prostitutes to other skies and doesn't deliver.
Sep 20, 2008
1-Reference
Passover is in SPRING; Succoth is in HARVEST season. So leap years are made if necessary
Sep 7, 2008
10-Symbolism
The LEPOR is a SLANDERER. One component of curing SLANDER is ATTITUDE: People have a spectrum - the HIGH (Cedar/Mammal) and LOW (Grass/worm)
Sep 8, 2008
1-Reference
The skies EJACULATE rain to IMPREGNATE the earth which DELIVERS produce. If the Jews sin then the EARTH prostitutes to other skies and doesn't deliver.
Sep 9, 2008
2-Meaning
Five Hebrew words connote something bad and preverse: Ayin-Vav-Lamed, Tauv-Vav-Ayin-Beth-Hey, Cheth-Resh-Mem...
Sep 10, 2008
3-Grammar
With proper will/intention offer the sacrifice: Have in mind to eat it today and tomorrow.
Sep 11, 2008
4-Alignment
ACHIEVE GOOD WILL vs WITH GOOD WILL DO...The offerer must have will/ concentration/ intention.
Sep 13, 2008
5-Contradiction
The employer is given 12 hours (all day or all night) to pay an employee for services completed at the end of the night or day respectively.
Aug 31, 2008
4-Alignment
There are two TAKINGS: Take the bird; Take the cedar-hyssop-worm died wool; There is one DIPPING: Dip all the above together.
Sep 1, 2008
5-Contradiction
a) Place live water in clay vessel; b) slaughter the bird OVER live water and TO the clay vessel.
Sep 2, 2008
6-Style
Shave BEARD and EYEBROW hair-hair that is DENSE and VISIBLE
Sep 3, 2008
7-Format
TOUCHING a person with discharges does not make you a tranferer of impurity. SLEEPING on the bed of a person with discharges does.
Sep 4, 2008
8-Database
These are the laws of the lepor: DURING THE DAY is his PURIFICATION.
Sep 6, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Empty the house BEFORE the priest inspects and declares impure. This allows SAVING the house contents.
Aug 24, 2008
5-Contradiction
For lepored clothes: Wash the leprous spot and its surroundings.
Aug 25, 2008
7-Format
SHUT IN the leprosy for a week and SEE it on day seven: You don't have to literally SHUT IT IN - rather there is no further investigation till day 7.
Aug 26, 2008
8-Database
LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN LEPROSY (Lv13-43) refers to the symptoms of skin leprosy described in (Lv13-02)
Aug 27, 2008
1-Reference
The CUT-OFF punishment for ritually impurifying Temple related items (Lv22-03,Lv19-20) means DEATH (Lv15-31b)
Aug 28, 2008
2-Meaning
CHETH-LAMED-TZADE means REMOVAL against a resistance: REMOVAL of a) shoes, b) stones from a house, c) Captives from captivity...
Aug 30, 2008
3-Grammar
HQCOT = it was cornered (Causative gerund). HTOACH = it was plastered (Causative gerund)
Aug 17, 2008
8-Database
Impure clay utensils have no remedy; they must be broken
Aug 18, 2008
10-Symbolism
Bring these offerings for their fire symbolism will trigger a prophetic vision from God.
Aug 19, 2008
1-Reference
LIKE THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN LEPROSY (Lv13-43) refers to the symptoms of skin leprosy mentioned in Lv13-02
Aug 20, 2008
2-Meaning
KUPH-BETH-SAMECH and TET-BETH-LAMED are synonyms refering to immersion. KUPH-BETH-SAMEcH has an additional connotation of cleaning.
Aug 21, 2008
3-Grammar
Hoo-Ka-BayS is the PASSIVE CAUSATIVE mode and therefore means AFTER IT WAS WASHED.
Aug 23, 2008
4-Alignment
Let her not COME to the temple (Holy grounds); Let her not TOUCH holy items (e.g. eating).
Aug 10, 2008
2-Meaning
Shin-Resh-Tzade = crawling animal; Ayin-Vav-Pay = birds; Shin-Resh-Tzade-Ayin-Vav-Pay - crawling-birds = insect type flies.
Aug 11, 2008
3-Grammar
Root MEM-TZADE-ALEPH means a) to FIND in the active mode and b) to PRESENT in the causative mode (Cause someone else to FIND).
Aug 12, 2008
4-Alignment
TOUCHING a dead animal makes YOU ritually impure; CARRYING a dead animal makes YOU & YOUR CLOTHING ritually impure
Aug 13, 2008
5-Contradiction
Nadav,Avihu died by a prophetic fire which burned souls but not clothing.
Aug 14, 2008
6-Style
GENERAL:To these you will become ritually impure DETAIL: [BY] touching their carcasses - you'll be impure till eve.
Aug 16, 2008
7-Format
Fishes without fins/scales IN WATER may not be eaten; but if they had fins/scales in water and lost them on land they are kosher.
Aug 3, 2008
6-Style
The THEFT guilt offering is brought on ANY monetary denial under oath.
Aug 4, 2008
7-Format
Throw BLOOD..BLOOD; any blood (even mixed with others). Throw ITS BLOOD... ITS BLOOD; only its blood; not if mixed with invalid sacrifices.
Aug 5, 2008
8-Database
There are two sacrifice types: Voluntary and obligatory.
Aug 6, 2008
9-Non-Versre
To THROW ROUND means several (2) throws covering all 4 sides (e.g. both diagonals).
Aug 7, 2008
10-Symbolism
We GROW (water) from NON-CITIZENSHIP (Succah); but we remain STEADFAST (salt) in the LAW (offerings).
Aug 9, 2008
1-Reference
EAT THE MINCHAH (Lv10-12c) refers to the Consecration MINCHAH (Lv09-01:04)
Jul 27, 2008
9-Non-Versre
1 KKR=3000 SKL. 603550*1/2 SKL= 100 KKR (300000 SKL) + 1775 SKL.
Jul 28, 2008
1-Reference
Lv01-17 speaks about RIPPING the bird. Cf. Ju14-06 ...LIKE RIP OF A LION
Jul 29, 2008
2-Meaning
NUN-VAV-CHET means REST; NUN-YUD-CHET-VAV-CHET means PLEASING.
Jul 30, 2008
3-Grammar
Change of subject with pronouns inbetween indicates a change of the main person acting.
Jul 31, 2008
4-Alignment
Throw BLOOD..BLOOD; any blood (even mixed with others). Throw ITS BLOOD... ITS BLOOD; only its blood; not if mixed with invalid sacrifices.
Aug 2, 2008
5-Contradiction
Throw BLOOD..BLOOD; any blood (even mixed with others). Throw ITS BLOOD... ITS BLOOD; only its blood; not if mixed with invalid sacrifices.
Jul 20, 2008
3-Grammar
Kuph-Resh-Beth-Tauv-Mem is an infinitive, cohortative with suffix: WHEN THEY INTEND TO COME NEAR TO THE ALTAR
Jul 21, 2008
4-Alignment
Bezalel thru logic derived the proper sequence of Temple constructions: House 1st utensils 2nd.
Jul 22, 2008
5-Contradiction
Ordinarily only priests offered sacrifices; during the Temple consecration Moses offered.
Jul 23, 2008
6-Style
Temple work done SINCE Jews did as told
Jul 24, 2008
7-Format
The required dimensions of the utensils of Moses' desert tabernacle applied to all temples.
Jul 26, 2008
8-Database
3 listings of the 11 Temple utensils: a) The building order; b) the construction; c) the building erection.
Jul 13, 2008
6-Style
He made the basin of copper from the mirrors of the women who DELIBERATELY affiliated to donate.
Jul 14, 2008
7-Format
He made the basin of copper from the mirrors of the women who DELIBERATELY affiliated to donate.
Jul 15, 2008
8-Database
God choses by MERIT not LINEAGE. Ahaliab, the Temple builder, was from Dan, not Judah.
Jul 16, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Both the courtyard and the door were 5 cubits tall.
Jul 17, 2008
1-Reference
The heads of the courtyard pillars were overlaid (Ex38-28) with silver (Ex38-17).
Jul 19, 2008
2-Meaning
TEMPLE THIGH means TEMPLE SIDE
Jul 6, 2008
7-Format
Sabbath: a) sign to Jews of God's creation; b) sign to Non-Jews of God's special love to Jews.
Jul 7, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Priests who wash hands / legs escape death. If they don't they deserve death.
Jul 8, 2008
1-Reference
Women organized into groups for Temple donations; men came second; leaders came third.
Jul 9, 2008
2-Meaning
The Hebrew TZADE-BETH-ALEPH means AFFILIATIONS.
Jul 10, 2008
3-Grammar
The craftmanship was sufficient to craft the temple and TO HAVE LEFTOVER
Jul 12, 2008
5-Contradiction
Bezalel, MANAGER of Temple construction, is credited with for the construction.
Jun 29, 2008
1-Reference
Offer this incense (Ex30-36a) refers to incense-offering requirements mentioned in Ex30-07:09
Jun 30, 2008
2-Meaning
CHETH-LAMED refers to sand. Hence it means a) descecrate (cf. English: treat like "dirt").
Jul 1, 2008
3-Grammar
Defective spelling implies defective plurality. Two T-BLETS implies one tablet and duplicate.
Jul 2, 2008
4-Alignment
God designates the Temple FOR prophetic communication.
Jul 3, 2008
5-Contradiction
Abraham called to an affair for God; God announced the reputation of God
Jul 5, 2008
6-Style
Sabbath: a) sign to Jews of God's creation; b) sign to Non-Jews of God's special love to Jews.
Jun 22, 2008
4-Alignment
CRUSHED OIL vs CLEAR OIL CRUSHED FOR LIGHT. Oil for-Light must be higher quality.
Jun 23, 2008
6-Style
Do this consecration procedure 7 days; do this consecration procedure 7 days. EMPHASIS: All subprocedures required.
Jun 24, 2008
7-Format
Do this consecration procedure 7 days; do this consecration procedure 7 days. EMPHASIS: All subprocedures required.
Jun 25, 2008
8-Database
Remember Egypt: No a) inequality, b) impurity, c) bad business practices. d) God saved you.
Jun 26, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The altar had a FOUNDATION - a hollowed receptacle like protrusion 1 cubit up from the ground.
Jun 28, 2008
10-Symbolism
Priest consecration emphasized RAM (=leadership) and OX (=daily routine productive activity).
Jun 15, 2008
6-Style
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
Jun 16, 2008
8-Database
Two temple sources: Voluntary donations for initial construction; obligatory tax for upkeep.
Jun 17, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The boards were shaved around the bottom to make two males which were inserted in silver female supports.
Jun 18, 2008
1-Reference
(Ex28-10) Tribal names on the stones worn by priests were ordered by tribal birth (Gn29-31,Gn30-24)
Jun 19, 2008
2-Meaning
NUN-SIN-ALEPH means a)LIFT, b) CLOUD (appears lifted), c) FIRE, d) PRAYER, e) FORGIVENESS (Sin appears HEAVY).
Jun 21, 2008
3-Grammar
I'll DESIGNATE there [the temple] for meeting with the Jews and it [THE TEMPLE] will be sanctified
Jun 8, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Bible describes in detail chronology from 1 Sivan to 7 Sivan when Torah was received.
Jun 9, 2008
1-Reference
The 8 boards (Ex26-25a) references the 6+2 boards (Ex26-22,23)
Jun 10, 2008
2-Meaning
Beth-Resh-Cheth refers to a paradox when an open space is protective as in FLEEING, CENTER-BOARDS.
Jun 11, 2008
3-Grammar
ALL temple vessels are copper. ALL, including construction utensils.
Jun 12, 2008
4-Alignment
All Pillars, stakes and hooks - on north, south, east, west - are copper.
Jun 14, 2008
5-Contradiction
There were two taxes for the temple: Voluntary donations for initial construction and obligatory taxes for upkeep.
Jun 1, 2008
2-Meaning
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
Jun 2, 2008
3-Grammar
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
Jun 3, 2008
4-Alignment
a) Do ALL commandments b1) No mention of IDOLATRY b2) No CAUSE of MENTION of idolatry.
Jun 4, 2008
5-Contradiction
Observe festivals - bring food to Jeruslem and give to the poor - even during the seventh year (when land ownership ceases)
Jun 5, 2008
6-Style
If you will observe My laws...I will destroy your enemmies, you will not have barrenness...if you observe my law
Jun 7, 2008
7-Format
PERHAPS you will see the donkey of your enemy overburdened with transport and you will abstain from helping him? You must, WITH HIS HELP, UNLOAD UNLOAD.
May 25, 2008
6-Style
MOSES went out to Jethro,HE bowed, HE kissed him...JETHRO took sacrifices, AARON/ELDERS came to eat with JETHRO
May 26, 2008
7-Format
MOSES went out to Jethro,HE bowed, HE kissed him...JETHRO took sacrifices, AARON/ELDERS came to eat with JETHRO
May 27, 2008
8-Database
The Torah teaches moral norms by personification. Don't embarass stones ... how much more people.
May 28, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The incident of Yithro rebuking Moses for judging by himself occurred on the day following Yom Kippur.
May 29, 2008
10-Symbolism
The Torah teaches moral norms by personification. Don't embarass stones ... how much more people.
May 31, 2008
1-Reference
The command to bring first-fruits to the temple (Ex23-19) is detailed in Dt26-02
May 18, 2008
10-Symbolism
Moses supported himself painfully with a STONE not PILLOWS. He symbolically affirmed empathy with the Jew's plight.
May 19, 2008
1-Reference
he phrase YOU HAVE SEEN (Ex20-18b) emphasizes the emphasis YOU PERSONALLY HAVE SEEN GOD, NOT BY HEARSAY(Dt11-02,Dt11-07)
May 20, 2008
2-Meaning
"THIS DAY you have come to Sinai" implies a pun: TODAY you receive the Torah.
May 21, 2008
3-Grammar
MOSES went out to Jethro,HE bowed, HE kissed him...JETHRO took sacrifices, AARON/ELDERS came to eat with JETHRO
May 22, 2008
4-Alignment
Yithro made two complaints: a) Why do you judge ALONE; b) Why do you SIT while nation STANDS.
May 24, 2008
5-Contradiction
The Torah says "IF you build an altar." IF here means WHEN.
May 11, 2008
4-Alignment
Joshua WEAKENED Amalayk. Saul was ordered to DESTROY Amalayk (totally). God first exercised mercy and then destroyed them.
May 12, 2008
5-Contradiction
Moses was afraid of being stoned. God considered this rediculous, so he ordered him to pass in front of the nation.
May 13, 2008
6-Style
Jews ate Manna for 40 years less one month. The first month they ate cakes that tasted like manna.
May 14, 2008
7-Format
Moses told the people: TODAY is Sabbath; TODAY eat the MANNA. TODAY you will not find it. So they shouldn't go out on Sabbath but the Manna would resume tomorrow.
May 15, 2008
8-Database
Amalayk broke the ice. It was the FIRST nation to declare war on the Jews. Hence God singled them out for destruction.
May 17, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The Jews had manna for 40 years less one month.
May 4, 2008
7-Format
The Jews took from the Egyptians a) silver utensils, b) gold utensils, and c) clothes (which were the most needed)
May 5, 2008
8-Database
Most Biblical paragraph begin: GOD SPOKE TO MOSES. Those that mention MOSES AND AARON or AARON are special.
May 6, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Initially the number of families participating in a single pascal lamb should be sufficient to consume it(Add people if necessary)
May 7, 2008
1-Reference
Ex14-02b - RETURN to the MOUTH OF FREEDOM, is probably a pun on their leaving from the MOUTH OF DEATH (Ex12-37,Ex01-11)
May 8, 2008
2-Meaning
Joshua WEAKENED Amalayk (This contrasts with Saul who was ordered to DESTROY Amalayk).
May 10, 2008
3-Grammar
Moses, Aaron and Chur went to the mountain top. Moses hands were heavy. THEY (Aaron/Chur) took a stone to rest and AARON/CHUR supported him.
Apr 27, 2008
1-Reference
Ex11-08a, MOSES LEFT WITH GREAT ANGER reference Ex10-28 where Pharoh said DONT SEE ME ANYMORE
Apr 28, 2008
2-Meaning
Relative pronouns like THIS, IT should be translated in Biblical Hebrew using the adverb ONLY: ONLY THIS, ONLY IT.
Apr 29, 2008
3-Grammar
Numbers in construct imply groupings: e.g. A TRIPLET OF DAYS, a WEEK OF DAYS.
Apr 30, 2008
4-Alignment
The aligned contrast HAND - HANDLET suggests a dynamic new meaing: HANDLET=Weaker hand = LEFT.
May 1, 2008
5-Contradiction
Moses' locust-plague was the worst single-species plague in human history; Joel's locust plague was the worst multiple-species plague.
May 3, 2008
6-Style
All firstborn will die: Firstborn of a) Royalty b) People c) Animals.
Apr 20, 2008
4-Alignment
God both CITED Moses (gave him a citation/ticket for his doubts) and SPOKE to him (Comforting him on future)
Apr 21, 2008
5-Contradiction
Although Jacob cursed 3 TRIBES they produced very great PEOPLE.
Apr 22, 2008
6-Style
God asked Moses to redeem the Jews but Moses was from a cursed tribe and didn't consider himself worthy.
Apr 23, 2008
7-Format
Frogs on a) Pharoh (Who decreed), b) on servants (who ordered), c) on people (who carried out orders)
Apr 24, 2008
8-Database
The name of God, SHADAI refers to those situations where God used immediate and great force.
Apr 26, 2008
9-Non-Versre
The plague of hail had FIRE AND HAIL/WATER - a double miracle since these two dont go together.
Apr 13, 2008
8-Database
Items are frequently named in the Bible by how they will be called rather then what they are called now--e.g. the Kosher animals of Noach.
Apr 14, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Pharoh learned about Moses murder from the 2 Jews he tried to stop fighting - they slandered him.
Apr 15, 2008
10-Symbolism
God appeared to Moses in a BURNING THORNBUSH symbolizing that God was empathic to the BURNS(Pain) and LOW SLAVE STATUS (Thorns) of the Jews.
Apr 16, 2008
1-Reference
Ex08-28a, Pharoh also hardened his heart this time, REFERENCES,Ex08-24 where he promised Jews freedom.
Apr 17, 2008
2-Meaning
ALOT idiomatically means ENOUGH (SYNECHDOCHE)
Apr 19, 2008
3-Grammar
Yud-2-3 verbs (Pay Yud verbs) change the YUD to VAV in NIFAL, HIFIL and HAFAL conjugations.
Apr 6, 2008
2-Meaning
TO SEE can means PHYSICALLY SEE or EMPATHIZE.
Apr 7, 2008
3-Grammar
English uses the word OF for construct. Hebrew construct is indicated by O-A vowel differences.
Apr 8, 2008
4-Alignment
Pharoh will a)Let the Jews go; and b) Drive them out quickly (Because of fear of Gods punishment)
Apr 9, 2008
5-Contradiction
God promised Moses that Aaron would come out to greet him when he returned to Egypt. But Moses first his father-in-law's permission.
Apr 10, 2008
6-Style
God dealt well with the midwives BY making them socially distinguished.
Apr 12, 2008
7-Format
The Egyptians imposed two burdensome work orders on the Jews a) A greater quantity of stubble, b) the need to gather it dispersed.
Mar 30, 2008
6-Style
GENERAL: The brothers did as their father commanded him. DETAIL: [namedly] they carried him to Canaan.
Mar 31, 2008
7-Format
You were worthy of a) additional STATURE=Priesthood; b) Additional STRENGTH=Monarchy.
Apr 1, 2008
8-Database
Oaths are frequently accompanied by symbolic expressions of seriousness such as nearness to a holy object
Apr 2, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Joseph LIFTED UP/SUPPORTED his father's hand from his son's head.
Apr 3, 2008
10-Symbolism
Joseph is FRUITFUL can dually mean: a) Joseph is physically FRUITFUL b) Joseph gives FRUITFUL dream interpretations.
Apr 5, 2008
1-Reference
Moses statement HE SAVED ME FROM THE SWORD OF PHAROH (Ex18-04) is explained by Ex02-15b, PHAROH WANTED TO KILL MOSES...MOSES FLED
Mar 23, 2008
10-Symbolism
Joseph's interpretations: 3 baskets = 3 days; 3 vines = 3 days
Mar 24, 2008
1-Reference
Rashi explains Ho11-03 by cross referencing Gn48-09b: I, God, gentled to the Israelite Kingdom as Jacob gentled to Ephraim…
Mar 25, 2008
2-Meaning
You were worthy to extra STATURE and extra STRENGTH
Mar 26, 2008
3-Grammar
The phrase YOUR WORDS WILL BE TRUTHIFIED means they will be PROVEN.
Mar 27, 2008
4-Alignment
Jacob told his children a) elements of FUTURE messianic era b) PRESENT advice on how they should treat each other.
Mar 29, 2008
5-Contradiction
Jacob cursed Shimon for Joseph's (attempted murder) but brother's lied and said Jacob wanted him to forgive.
Mar 16, 2008
4-Alignment
Joseph ISN'T HERE vs. Joseph is DEAD. Judah white-lied to prevent being forced to find Joseph.
Mar 17, 2008
5-Contradiction
a) We like what you say b) Your ownership is [only] through monetary tax
Mar 18, 2008
6-Style
GENERAL: "You my brothers see:" DETAIL: "My full brother Benjamin sees" (HINT: I like you as much as him).
Mar 19, 2008
7-Format
a) EGYPT=Egyptian people,heard; b)Pharoh's HOUSE=Pharoh's staff, heard.
Mar 20, 2008
8-Database
Jacob uses GOD OF ISAAC vs. GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC because person close with father.
Mar 22, 2008
9-Non-Versre
You COME UP to Israel which is perceived at the TOP/center of the world.
Mar 9, 2008
8-Database
The Bible uses the passive (was born) to emphasize the time or leadership qualities of the person born
Mar 10, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Ben was framed with robbery. To avoid suspicion the investigator went from oldest to youngest so discovery looked accidental.
Mar 11, 2008
10-Symbolism
Joseph specialized in NUMBER symbolism: a) 3 baskets=3 days; b) 3 branches=3 days; c) 7 good cows=7 good years d) 7 bad cows = 7 bad years.
Mar 12, 2008
1-Reference
Judah said: YOU ASKED ABOUT OUR RELATIVES (Gn44-18c). But Gn42-07 shows it wasn't just ASKING but INTERROGATION
Mar 13, 2008
2-Meaning
Holocaust land means NON-PRODUCING land.
Mar 15, 2008
3-Grammar
The phrase YOUR WORDS WILL BE TRUTHIFIED means they will be PROVEN. (Noun (truth) becomes Verb (truthify))
Mar 2, 2008
1-Reference
He saw that GOD WAS WITH JOSEPH (Gn39-03 ) because Joseph always mentioned God (God will help)(Gn40-08,Gn41-16).
Mar 3, 2008
2-Meaning
EMPTY FLESHED means EMACIATED (EMPTY is RELATED to LACK OF FULLNESS AND SUPPORT)
Mar 4, 2008
3-Grammar
Nouns can be transformed into verbs in several ways: (a) CREATE: To flower (b) REMOVE: To dust (c) USAGE: To hammer. Hence the phrase YOUR WORDS WILL BE TRUTHIFIED means they will be PROVEN.
Mar 5, 2008
4-Alignment
SACK, KNAPSACK, BAG all mean the same thing.
Mar 6, 2008
5-Contradiction
Egypt at first had stored food but then it too suffered from the famine.
Mar 8, 2008
7-Format
We DESCENDED DESCENDED connotes two descents: a) physical descent to Egypt and b) social descent - they use to provide others and now are dependent.
Feb 24, 2008
4-Alignment
Jacob MOURNED; His (Jacob's) father CRIED (Isaac new Joseph was alive but couldn't tell Jacob about it and felt bad).
Feb 25, 2008
5-Contradiction
TIMNAH was in the MIDDLE of a mountain. You go UP from the bottom and DOWN from the top.
Feb 26, 2008
7-Format
The phrase ROSE AND aLSO STOOD connotes a standing of the sheaf without falling.
Feb 27, 2008
8-Database
Biblical style focuses on the excelling person in a group and token mentions the others.
Feb 28, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Rashi diagrams the birth of the twins: a)Twin A sticks out hand b) Twin A's hand back to womb c) Twin B comes out first d) Twin A comes out second.
Mar 1, 2008
10-Symbolism
Joseph had a dream in which he was WANDERING / CONFUSED. His goals were BROTHERHOOD but his brothers didn't trust him-they wanted a new religion not based on prophecy.
Feb 17, 2008
7-Format
The angels said WHERE IS YOUR SPOUSE Rashi: Strike out the words TO HIM. They said it to both!
Feb 18, 2008
8-Database
Genealogies are usually patriarchal. If a genealogy is not patriarchal it emphasizes some special relationship. Basmath sister of Nevayoth implies he helped her get married.
Feb 19, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Even criminals have boundaries. Going into their turf may invite rought treatment but they know that rape is off-limits.
Feb 20, 2008
1-Reference
Jews are called HEBREWS from EYVER-OTHER SIDE. They are DIFFERENT - OTHER SIDE.
Feb 21, 2008
2-Meaning
HEBREW comes from EYVER meaning OTHER SIDE and refers to a) Person EYVER who fathered cutting world into 2 sides, b) Abraham who stood on one side against world and c) Joseph who was an OUTSIDER (other side).
Feb 23, 2008
3-Grammar
English indicates construct using OF. Hebrew indicates CONSTRUCT using two word forms.
Feb 10, 2008
9-Non-Versre
WHAT CAN I DO TO MY DAUGHTERS = How can I harm them
Feb 11, 2008
1-Reference
Jacob FEARED and WAS DISTRESSED. The word FEAR refers to possible loss of life mentioned explicitly in Gn32-12.
Feb 12, 2008
2-Meaning
Cheth-Pay-Resh means WINTER and COLD / EMBARASSING / DISGRACEFUL
Feb 13, 2008
3-Grammar
Collective nouns can use the singular.
Feb 14, 2008
4-Alignment
Jacob was AFRAID and DISTRESSED. AFRAID of being KILLED and DISTRESSED that he MIGHT HAVE TO KILL.
Feb 16, 2008
5-Contradiction
Zibeon committed incest with his mother who gave birth to Anah. Thus Zibeon and Anah had a common mother and were brothers even though Zibeon was Anah's father.
Feb 3, 2008
3-Grammar
A suffix TAUV at the end of a word indicates a PERSONAL PRONOUN (SHAYNAH: sleep :: SNATHI: MySleep).
Feb 4, 2008
4-Alignment
Esauv took 1) Wives and 2) male children. Jacob took 1)male Children and 2)wives. Jacob showed respect for the women by allowing the males to lead.
Feb 5, 2008
5-Contradiction
Rachel told Leah how Jacob liked to be flirted with. Jacob at wedding night thought he was marrying someone who knew what he wanted physically. In the morning Leah went back to her old self;Jacob found out he was double-crossed. Feb 6, 2008
6-Style
GENERAL: Don't afflict my daughters. DETAILS: Don't take extra wives. INTERPRETATION: That is, don't diminish their marital frequency.
Feb 7, 2008
7-Format
If you afflict MY DAUGHTERS MY DAUGHTERS - emphasis to show that Bilhah, Zilpah were also his daughters (from live-in girlfriends).
Feb 9, 2008
8-Database
Jacob swore by the FEAR OF ISAAC rather than the GOD OF ISAAC since it is not polite to refer to GOD OF SO AND SO while so and so are still alive.
Jan 27, 2008
7-Format
We see God is with you [and your parents and your whole family].
Jan 28, 2008
8-Database
God communicates prophecy thru symbolic acts: a) 2 infants = NATIONS fighting; b) Esauv is hairy/ruddy = he fights like an animal c) Jacob=JEWS grabbed Esauv=NONJEWS by heal
Jan 29, 2008
9-Non-Versre
A person who is careful about modesty may lose his guard over a prolonged time period.
Jan 30, 2008
10-Symbolism
God communicates prophecy thru symbolic acts: a) 2 infants = NATIONS fighting; b) Esauv is hairy/ruddy = he fights like an animal c) Jacob=JEWS grabbed Esauv=NONJEWS by heal
Jan 31, 2008
1-Reference
Jacob cursed the robber of Laban's idols (Gn31-32) and as a result Rachel died prematurely (Gn35-19).
Feb 2, 2008
2-Meaning
The Hebrew GLAD means the GL (Stone heap) is an AD (Witness).
Jan 20, 2008
1-Reference
1C01-32 speaks about Keturah, Abraham's concubine. Hence we infer that Abraham had one concubine with 2 names KETURAH, HAGAR.
Jan 21, 2008
2-Meaning
The Hebrew preposition AYIN-LAMED normally translated as ON can also mean WITH as in YOU WILL LIVE WITH YOUR SWORD.
Jan 22, 2008
3-Grammar
PUNS: "Two People [singular] are you pregnant with". "Two nations [plural] will be born." Emphasis on both great nations and great people.
Jan 23, 2008
4-Alignment
Rivkah (children thru marriage) had a FULL 9 month pregnancy; Tamar (Children thru an affair) had a 7 MONTH pregnancy.
Jan 24, 2008
5-Contradiction
1C01-32 and Gn25-06 speak about Abraham's CONCUBINE, CONCUBINES. She was one person with 2 differents stages of personality development.
Jan 26, 2008
6-Style
Esauv did not want the birthright - he wanted a life of eating and drinking.
Jan 13, 2008
4-Alignment
Eliezer 1st gave Rivkah the ring 2nd asked to come over (because he was sure). But he reversed order when he told the story (not to act sure)
Jan 14, 2008
6-Style
SARAHS LIFE - had 3 stages - SARAHS LIFE (One unified life with 3 aspects).
Jan 15, 2008
7-Format
CLIMAX: Let the girl stay with us a) DAYS [= A YEAR] or b) at least 10 [=10 months]
Jan 16, 2008
8-Database
BOWING in the Bible symbolizes to 4 things: a) Thanks b) Acknowledgement of power c) Greeting d) Worship
Jan 17, 2008
9-Non-Versre
Seeing a charitable woman PROVES that she is Isaac's wife to be, since CHARITABLE men need CHARITABLE wives.
Jan 19, 2008
10-Symbolism
3 gifts of Eliezer to Rivkah: a) A cheap bracelet = caring about the cheap person; b) dual bracelets = dual - man God - approach c) $10 item = concern about community vs single digit/person.
Jan 6, 2008
7-Format
The angels said WHERE IS YOUR SPOUSE Rashi: Strike out the words TO HIM. They said it to both!
Jan 7, 2008
8-Database
Lot despite his materialistic personality. preached justice and was hospitable - traits learned from Abraham.
Jan 8, 2008
9-Non-Versre
GOD LEFT AFTER TALKING TO ABRAHAM. Teaches court etiquette- listen to all arguments before closing.
Jan 9, 2008
1-Reference
THE GOD WHO SWORE TO GIVE ME THIS LAND (Gn24-07) references The CONVENANT OF CUTS where God so SWORE (Gn15-18)
Jan 10, 2008
2-Meaning
YUD-CAPH-CHETH means TO PROVE: either a) To make a claim against someone (PROVE), or b) make someone change behavior(RE-PROVE)
Jan 12, 2008
3-Grammar
Gn24-37:38 is a MULTI-verse SINGLE sentence: Don't take a Canaanite wife for my son UNLESS you first try and fail to obtain a wife from my family.
Dec 30, 2007
1-Reference
The Angelic admonition "Do not stay in the PLAIN(Gn19-17)" CROSS REFERENCES the fertile Jordan plain which initially attracted LOT (Gn13-10).
Dec 31, 2007
2-Meaning
ALEPH-TZADE means BE URGENT (Not hurry); MEM-LAMED-TET means ESCAPE (not save)
Jan 1, 2008
3-Grammar
The feminine form of the TESTIMONY is TESTAMENT. A TESTAMENT is a TESTIMONY that is SUBSERVIENT (=Female) to commemoration of some event.
Jan 2, 2008
4-Alignment
Abraham cooked CAKE:Lot cooked MATZOH. Lot commemorated Abraham's swift expulsion from Egypt at which time he ate MATZOH.
Jan 3, 2008
5-Contradiction
Abraham gave Hagar ENOUGH water but the water was USED UP, because her son had a fever and needed alot of water.
Jan 5, 2008
6-Style
She sat OPPOSITE but FAR (A Bow's shot)
Dec 23, 2007
5-Contradiction
God told Abram "Leave your father"-but his father repented and God promised Abram "You will return to your fathers."
Dec 24, 2007
6-Style
Only the life ON THE LAND was destroyed - fish were not destroyed.
Dec 25, 2007
7-Format
God told Abraham: a) Leave your country b) Leave your birthplace c) Leave your father's household
Dec 26, 2007
8-Database
God communicates prophecy with accompanying symbols - a dark dream symbolizes exile and despair.
Dec 27, 2007
9-Non-Versre
The alliance of 4 defeated the alliance of 5. Abraham pursued the alliance of 4 (Who were obviously mighty) to save his nephew.
Dec 29, 2007
10-Symbolism
God prophesied to Abraham about the DARK exile. God accompanied the prophesy with a supporting symbol: Great DARKness.
Dec 16, 2007
9-Non-Versre
The ark was built with a sloping roof with the top part not a point but a 2' x 2' square (Structurally this prevented leaks).
Dec 17, 2007
10-Symbolism
Noah made his ark from LAVA-wood (Wood with a crusted type surface) to symbolically exhort his generation that God would punish them with LAVA type explosions for their sins.
Dec 18, 2007
1-Reference
Gn15-14b, promising that the nation that subjugates the Jews will themselves be judged is confirmed in Ex04-23 where God threatens to kill the Egyptian first-born for enslaving the Jews.
Dec 19, 2007
2-Meaning
AYIN-BETH-RESH means to PASS OVER. When used with a preposition BETH=IN it means PASS THROUGH.
Dec 20, 2007
3-Grammar
Abraham in his return lodged at hotels he stayed by in his initial journey; THERE he built altars and called to God
Dec 22, 2007
4-Alignment
SaraI - MY princess - was renamed SaraH - princess; she, like Abraham, was now a PRINCESS to many people.
Dec 9, 2007
3-Grammar
NOAH WALKED WITH GOD, that is, he CONTINUOUSLY walked with God. This PRESENT PROGRESSIVE can be indicated with the PAST CONJUGATION.
Dec 10, 2007
4-Alignment
Abstention in ark: Go to ark-NOAH-SONS and WIFE-DAUGHTER IN LAW-;leave ark NOAH-WIFE and SON-DAUGTHER-IN-LAWS
Dec 11, 2007
5-Contradiction
Noah was ordered: a) 1st LET animals out of Ark. If they don't go then b) FORCE them out.
Dec 12, 2007
6-Style
(Gn07-06:07) a) THERE WAS A FLOOD b)Noah came to ark C) BECAUSE OF FLOOD. Because of FLOOD not because of GOD'S ORDER
Dec 13, 2007
7-Format
Five levels of prohibited murder: a) Suicide b) by animal agent c) By human agent, d) without witnesses e) Personally (Death Penalty)
Dec 15, 2007
8-Database
Sinners are called "Crowd, Worthless, men" or the sinner city is called by name. The residents of the Tower of Babel is called SONS OF ADAM because like Adam they rebelled against God.
Dec 2, 2007
7-Format
In Dt30-15:18, we have GOOD=Love God; LIFE=live; EVIL=worship other gods; DEATH=perish.
Dec 3, 2007
8-Database
Many leaders reminded the people of God's good and punishment before their death and transition to a new leadership.
Dec 4, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Place the TORAH in the ARK of God is interpreted literally; There was room in the ark for the Torah.
Dec 5, 2007
10-Symbolism
If inanimate objects like the sun and moon can do what they are suppose to and earn the right to exist how much more so people.
Dec 6, 2007
1-Reference
Shem, Noah's eldest son, didn't have his firs child till 2 years after the flood. This supports the thesis that there was marital abstention during the flood years.
Dec 8, 2007
2-Meaning
KUPH-NUN-HEY means TREE SHOOTS. When referring to a ship it means CUBICLE CABINS
Nov 25, 2007
10-Symbolism
Animals are used to symbolize characteristics: The Eagle is swift; the lion, wolf and leopard are destructive etc.
Nov 26, 2007
1-Reference
Dt29-10a discussing 'Your ...elders, judges, ...from the wood cutters to water drawers' REFERENCES Jo09-04: 'The Givonim were made into wood-cutters..."
Nov 27, 2007
2-Meaning
IDIOMS: The phrase THOSE THAT ARE NOT WITH US refer to the FUTURE UNBORN
Nov 28, 2007
3-Grammar
You create a treaty by PASSING THRU the cut halves of an animal from which the treaty meal is made.
Nov 29, 2007
4-Alignment
Moses exhorts us between GOOD and EVIL but blesses us that we will chose GOOD.
Dec 1, 2007
5-Contradiction
Moses was vigorous at the time of his death but God did not ALLOW him to lead.
Nov 18, 2007
3-Grammar
Be CONTINUOUSLY INVOLVED IN WATCHING the commandments; Erect stones with the Torah written on it.
Nov 19, 2007
4-Alignment
FIRST FRUITS: Thank God for bounty; TITHES: Affirm compliance.
Nov 20, 2007
5-Contradiction
God will REJOICE in bringing an ENEMY to DESTROY us.
Nov 21, 2007
6-Style
Dt26-14a states "I have not eaten my tithes on the DAY OF BURIAL." This REFERENCES Lv10-20 - on BURIAL Day you don't eat SIN OFFERINGS and OTHER SIMILAR ITEMS.
Nov 22, 2007
7-Format
Women in famine shall eat a) their husband b) their grown children c) their little children and d) their stillbirths
Nov 24, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Don't PUSH BACK your neighbor's boundary so that you have more land.
Nov 11, 2007
6-Style
Don't sleep in your lender's pajamas.' RASHI: It is prohibited even if they are just in the house.
Nov 12, 2007
7-Format
You don't marry Moabites because a) They hired someone to curse you, b1) They didn't give you food when you were journey-weary b2) they didn't give you food at the exodus from Egypt.
Nov 13, 2007
8-Database
Several commandments mention AND THEY SHALL STAND. Most require actual STANDING during performance.
Nov 14, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Destroy the idolatry so that God no longer Angry (RASHI: Hence before hand He is Angry).
Nov 15, 2007
1-Reference
Dt26-14a states "I have not eaten my tithes on the DAY OF BURIAL." This REFERENCES Lv10-20 - on BURIAL Day you don't eat SIN OFFERINGS and OTHER SIMILAR ITEMS.
Nov 17, 2007
2-Meaning
The phrase YOU WILL BE LOST means YOU WILL BE DESTROYED.
Nov 4, 2007
10-Symbolism
Priestly gifts symbolically affirm Pinchas zealotry against immorality: a) Shoulder (exposure) b) Cheeks (liquid secretions) c) Womb/stomach (relations)
Nov 5, 2007
1-Reference
The statement that 'YOU WERE THIRSTY and exhausted' cross references the DROUGHT mentioned at Ex17-03
Nov 6, 2007
2-Meaning
The word ZAYIN-NUN means WEAPON. The word ALEPH-ZAYIN-NUN means your PERSONAL WEAPON BELT.
Nov 7, 2007
3-Grammar
God WALKS with you and SAVES you; He should not SEE bathroom items and WITHDRAW
Nov 8, 2007
4-Alignment
WATCH the CONSEQUENCES of Leprosy (Sacrifice, shutin..); WATCH the LEPROSY itself (don't cut it out)
Nov 10, 2007
5-Contradiction
A double-crossed worker MAY pray against his employer but NEED NOT do so.
Oct 28, 2007
4-Alignment
The king must know a) the Jewish laws and b) spirit of the Laws
Oct 29, 2007
5-Contradiction
A perjury case involves TWO witnesses perjuring ONE person.
Oct 30, 2007
6-Style
Gifts come from PEOPLE (DETAIL) who OFFER(GENERAL) [but not from Priests who offer]
Oct 31, 2007
7-Format
A False prophet EITHER a) incorrectly cites God OR b) cites other gods (even on correct laws).
Nov 1, 2007
8-Database
Several commandments mention AND THEY SHALL STAND. Most require actual STANDING during performance.
Nov 3, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Destroy the idolatry so that God no longer Angry (RASHI: Hence before hand He is Angry).
Oct 21, 2007
7-Format
Others depend upon you a) economically b) politically but c) you are independent of them.
Oct 22, 2007
8-Database
7 commandments have a reward of long life (Covers all: don't eat blood (Would do it anyway), honor bird parent(easy)...
Oct 23, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Destroy the idolatry so that God no longer Angry (RASHI: Hence before hand He is Angry).
Oct 24, 2007
1-Reference
The statement (Dt18-01) 'God is the Portion of the Priests' cross REFERENCES Nu18-20.
Oct 25, 2007
2-Meaning
The word KAPH LAMED can mean ALL (no exceptions) or the WHOLE/ANY (all parts).
Oct 27, 2007
3-Grammar
NECK the calf by the river (that is KILL IT - blow to NECK)
Oct 14, 2007
1-Reference
The statement (Dt15-06) 'God will bless you if you observe as HE SAID' refers to (Dt28-03).
Oct 15, 2007
2-Meaning
Synonyms for charity refusal: Don't be TIGHT; Don't be HURRIED
Oct 16, 2007
3-Grammar
The spoil shall be hold FOR GOD - that is DEDICATED TO HIM.
Oct 17, 2007
4-Alignment
Don't place any baldness BETWEEN YOUR EYES | ON YOUR HEAD (All prohibited)
Oct 18, 2007
5-Contradiction
Every 7 years (on years 7,14,21..) there is an annulment of loans.
Oct 20, 2007
6-Style
When you give charity to BROTHERS you only need give it to POOR brothers
Oct 7, 2007
3-Grammar
DON'T GRACE THE NON-JEW - Don't acknowledge their GRACEFULLNESS
Oct 8, 2007
4-Alignment
Both INDIVIDUAL and COMMUNITY must Love God.
Oct 9, 2007
5-Contradiction
The Jews are numerically SMALL, militarily BIG
Oct 10, 2007
7-Format
God watches over us BECAUSE a) He loves us and BECAUSE b) He promised the Patriarchs to love us.
Oct 11, 2007
8-Database
God gives people an opportunity to repent. After that punishment is rapid.
Oct 13, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Don't these others [tease them for being aliens] the way others have teased you [you were tease while being aliens in Egypt].
Sep 30, 2007
4-Alignment
Don't COVET|DESIRE, don't COVET|COVET. So COVET=DESIRE
Oct 1, 2007
6-Style
Has such a GREAT THING ever happened THAT God revealed himself to an entire nation.
Oct 2, 2007
7-Format
a) FEAR God, b) WORSHIP God. And then c) Your SWEARING will be by God's name.
Oct 3, 2007
8-Database
Remember salvation from Egypt by contradicting Egyptian slavery: a) equality b) ritual purity and c) no anxiety-business practices.
Oct 4, 2007
1-Reference
The obligation to WALK IN GOD'S WAYS (Dt11-30e) refers to IMITATING HIS 13 ATTRIBUTES (Ex34-06:07)
Oct 6, 2007
2-Meaning
Observe ALL commandments: a) No exceptions b) all parts
Sep 23, 2007
8-Database
CRYING facilitates prayer being answered EXCEPT in cases of SLANDER.
Sep 24, 2007
9-Non-Versre
The Reubenites-Gadites inherited a) a parcel of land b) the Arnon River bordering that land and c) A small amount of the opposing land border.
Sep 25, 2007
10-Symbolism
The LION kills through POWER; the BEE kills thru VENOM without using power.
Sep 26, 2007
1-Reference
God's promise to show Moses Israel(Dt03-27a) was fulfilled with a panaromic showing (Dt34-01:03)
Sep 27, 2007
2-Meaning
ON THE FACE OF is an IDIOM meaning DURING THE LIFETIME
Sep 29, 2007
3-Grammar
When the Jews wanted Moses as an intermediary Moses weakened like a female
Sep 16, 2007
2-Meaning
YUD-DALETH-HEY means FAMILIAR not to KNOW; e.g. Adam was FAMILIAR with this wife.
Sep 17, 2007
3-Grammar
Be INVOLVED IN LISTENING to cases
Sep 18, 2007
4-Alignment
The deal was to FIGHT WITH the Jews; But Reubenites-Gadites LED the Jews in battle.
Sep 19, 2007
5-Contradiction
The MINORITY report said 'Israel is GOOD'; MAJORITY report said 'Israel is BAD.'
Sep 20, 2007
6-Style
Try BIG and SMALL [People] equally implies Try BIG and SMALL [cases] equally.
Sep 22, 2007
7-Format
Spies were to find a) easiest CITIES to conquer b) crooked ROADS with potential ambushes
Sep 9, 2007
5-Contradiction
Inner 1000 cubits of city outskirts: FOR LIVESTOCK. Outer 1000 cubits: FOR LIVESTOCK, GARDENS.
Sep 10, 2007
6-Style
CONQUER the land IN ORDER TO DWELL in it (It suffices to EXPEL inhabitants).
Sep 11, 2007
7-Format
Make 6 refuge cities for NEGLIGENT murder (Nu35-09:15) a) Willful murder tried (Nu35-16:21); b) Negligent murder goes there (Nu35-22:28)
Sep 12, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Jews camped from BETH YESHIMOTH to AVAYL SHITTIM = 12 Square miles.
Sep 13, 2007
10-Symbolism
When HIGH PRIEST=ATONE ON NEGLIGENCE dies, NEGLIGENT murderer goes home
Sep 15, 2007
1-Reference
The deal with Reubenites and Gadites (Dt03-18a) cross REFERENCES Nu32-25:27.
Sep 2, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Land was divided PER PERSON, not PER TRIBE; Land was divied PER VALUE, not PER AREA.
Sep 3, 2007
10-Symbolism
Jews on Passover, a) PLOUGHED Gods world to freedom like OXEN, b) LED each other; and c) FOLLOWED each other to freedom.
Sep 4, 2007
1-Reference
Rashi illumine EVERY DAUGHTER WHO INHERITs (Nu33-08) with IF NO SON DAUGHER INHERITS (Nu27-08)
Sep 5, 2007
2-Meaning
EAST=before: WEST=backside: SOUTH=right: NORTH=left
Sep 6, 2007
3-Grammar
Your request for the Transjordan is a JUST-ONE-MORE time argument.
Sep 8, 2007
4-Alignment
GADITES: We care a) Sheep b) children. MOSES: You should care a) Children b) Sheep.
Aug 26, 2007
1-Reference
Rashi illumines that the word SPLENDOR (Nu27-20) means BEAMING (Ex34-03).
Aug 27, 2007
2-Meaning
Rashi paraphrased states: NUN-SAMECH = motion with resistance: a) Flee b) Raise c) (Raised) National flag
Aug 28, 2007
3-Grammar
BECAUSE of the loss of Jews in the plague (and BECAUSE of God's love for the Jews), God ordered a census to show appreciation for the remaining.
Aug 29, 2007
4-Alignment
Passover: Jews are OX (Plough God's world); RAM - leaders; SHEEP = Followers
Aug 30, 2007
5-Contradiction
1st: The earth swallowed up all Korach's followers; 2nd: Korach's sons repented and were saved.
Sep 1, 2007
7-Format
GIVE them ALL things related to inheritance (a) GIVE them their father's estate (as they requested) (b) GIVE them their portion due in Israel (All survivors of Egypt received a portion in Isreal)
Aug 19, 2007
5-Contradiction
What fools! Bilam is asked to defeat JEWS by CURSE but needs a SWORD to kill his DONKEY.
Aug 20, 2007
7-Format
(a) Do not go with Moab to curse the Jew, (b) Don't curse the Jews yourself. The reason for this is THEY ARE ALREADY BLESSED.
Aug 21, 2007
8-Database
Although the Jews are not viscious, nevertheless, to get to Israel they must consume alot, similarly to a tamed OX consuming much pasture to do a days work.
Aug 22, 2007
10-Symbolism
Although the Jews are not viscious, nevertheless, to get to Israel they must consume alot, similarly to a tamed OX consuming much pasture to do a days work.
Aug 23, 2007
-NOT SENT
NOT SENT OUT
Aug 25, 2007
-NOT SENT
NOT SENT OUT
Aug 12, 2007
9-Non-Versre
They travelled SW to SE to NE to NW. Arnon is a BORDER town, NORTH of Moab, South of Emori.
Aug 13, 2007
10-Symbolism
Place a COPPER [snake colored] COPPERHEAD on a RAISED pole [raise in prayer against snake plague].
Aug 14, 2007
1-Reference
Rashi illumines the capped words INVITE and HONOR (Nu22-05,17) as meaning money, SILVER AND GOLD (Nu22-18).
Aug 15, 2007
2-Meaning
Rashi paraphrased states: Many governments sought INTERPRETATIVE (PAY TAUV RESH) advice from Bilam. Hence his city was nicknamed INTERPRETATION (PETHORAH).
Aug 16, 2007
3-Grammar
BECAUSE of the defeat of these two kings, Balak was very afaid.
Aug 18, 2007
4-Alignment
BALAK (Politician): WARNING shot; leave me along. BILAM(Antisemite): WAR; destruction.
Aug 5, 2007
2-Meaning
Hebrew words can be named by their FEEL. A snake BURN feels like a BURN.
Aug 6, 2007
3-Grammar
If only we had died in God's PLAGUE DEATH [quickly and instantly without pain]
Aug 7, 2007
4-Alignment
JEWS are saved by PRAYER; EDOM is saved by SWORD.
Aug 8, 2007
5-Contradiction
MOSES sent DELEGATES who requested peace in MOSES name.
Aug 9, 2007
7-Format
The Egyptians caused anguish to a) Us to b) our forefathers (Who prophetically saw our anguish)
Aug 11, 2007
8-Database
Place a COPPER [snake colored] COPPERHEAD on a RAISED pole [raise in prayer against snake plague].
Jul 29, 2007
3-Grammar
a) Datan b) Aviram and c) On ...[ALL] from the tribe of Reuben.
Jul 30, 2007
4-Alignment
LEVITES: Do temple work: JEWS: Don't do. LEVITES: Do temple work. THEY=JEWS bear sin they do.
Jul 31, 2007
6-Style
Priests get GIFTS - each verse interpreted GENEROUSLY
Aug 1, 2007
7-Format
The Levite functions were to a) Assist in Temple SERVICED b) to MINISTER = songs of PRAISE
Aug 2, 2007
8-Database
Neighborhood influences character.
Aug 4, 2007
1-Reference
The border city of Amon is named BRAZEN (Nu21-24a) because Amon is protected by prophecy (Dt02-19)
Jul 22, 2007
7-Format
STRONG-weak; GOOD-bad; FAT-lean; MANY-small; FORTIFIED-(**open**) camped.
Jul 23, 2007
8-Database
12 commandments COMMEMORATE the exodus. They negate a) business anxiety b) ritual impurity c) mistreatment of orphans
Jul 24, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Spies went from SE (Tzin Dessert) to SW (Mediterranean) to NW (Mount Mount, Chamath)
Jul 25, 2007
10-Symbolism
TREE symoblizes an UPRIGHT person, a SPIRITUAL leader who guides the community.
Jul 26, 2007
1-Reference
The Levite functions were to a) Assist in Temple SERVICED b) to MINISTER = songs of PRAISE
Jul 28, 2007
2-Meaning
These are Priestly gifts FROM the [Time of placement on the] fire
Jul 15, 2007
10-Symbolism
LEANING on an object symbolically indicates TRANSFER of responsibility
Jul 16, 2007
1-Reference
Moses prayer GOD FORGIVE THEM FOR YOU ARE SLOW TO ANGER (Nu14-17:18) cross REFERENCES God's description of Himself (Ex34-06:07)
Jul 17, 2007
2-Meaning
Tauv-Vav-Resh means a) To spy / explore b) To Explore fantasies
Jul 18, 2007
3-Grammar
FOR YOU adverbially connotes a PERSONAL aspect. Make FOR YOURSELF trumpets means Make for your personal use.
Jul 19, 2007
4-Alignment
Prayer on sin of slander of spies doesn't mention merit of Patriarchs (but Patriarchs mentioned by sin of Golden calf).
Jul 21, 2007
5-Contradiction
Ex31-14 states GENERAL DEATH penalty. Nu15-34a states SPECIFIC METHOD, STONING.
Jul 8, 2007
4-Alignment
Moses cited, to the Jews, [The HOLIDAYS | to do the PASSOVER].
Jul 9, 2007
5-Contradiction
The word FATHER can refer to FATHER or GRANDFATHER.
Jul 10, 2007
6-Style
Observe Passover in its SEASON but only on the FOURTEENTH.
Jul 11, 2007
7-Format
If a person is XX FAR AWAY XX -- not necessarily really FAR AWAY but FAR AWAY ENOUGH to not be able to come to Jerusalem.
Jul 12, 2007
8-Database
LEANING on an object symbolically indicates TRANSFER of responsibility
Jul 14, 2007
9-Non-Versre
The Jews stayed a little under a year (11 months, 3 weeks) at Sinai.
Jul 1, 2007
7-Format
Moses and XX Aaron XX count (census) the Levites - Aaron is stricken (XX XX), not counted in census.
Jul 2, 2007
8-Database
Good neighborhoods have positive influence (Moses lived near Judah, Issacar, Zevulun)
Jul 3, 2007
9-Non-Versre
(22300 Levites) minus (300 Levite 1st born) = 22000 non first born levites vs. 22273 first born leaves 273 unpaired firstborn.
Jul 4, 2007
1-Reference
As they journeyed so they camped (Nu02-09a) REFERENCES Nu02-09:29 (CAMPINGS) and Nu10-13:27(JOURNEYINGS)
Jul 5, 2007
2-Meaning
ALEPH-VUV-NUN refers to STRUGGLE: The root can mean a) Virility b) Struggle c) Mourning d) Complain
Jul 7, 2007
3-Grammar
FOR YOU adverbially connotes a PERSONAL aspect. Make FOR YOURSELF trumpets means Make for your personal use.
Jun 24, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Seed from 6th year is used at the a) end of 6th b) all of 7th c) beginning of 8th.
Jun 25, 2007
1-Reference
Count by FAMILY (Nu01-02) = count by TRIBE (Nu01-05:06); Count by HEAD (Nu01-02) = count by HALF DOLLARS (Ex30-12:13, Ex38-26)
Jun 26, 2007
2-Meaning
SMR = Shin Mem Resh means PROFESSIONALISM: a) Training and b) Standards
Jun 27, 2007
3-Grammar
Nu01-02:04 is a MULTI VERSE sentence: You and Tribal elders (Nu01-04) count (Nu01-02) all 20+ year olds (Nu01-03).
Jun 28, 2007
4-Alignment
Count [Israelites | Levites] that are above [20 years | 1 month] old
Jun 30, 2007
6-Style
Levites will help Aaron BY serving the temple.
Jun 17, 2007
3-Grammar
FROM WITHIN YOU (i.e. Jewish anti-semites) your enemies will reign
Jun 18, 2007
4-Alignment
Don't abuse slaves (jewish owner) vs Don't abuse slaves OPENLY (non-jewish owners)
Jun 19, 2007
5-Contradiction
Seed from 6th year is used at the a) end of 6th b) all of 7th c) beginning of 8th.
Jun 20, 2007
6-Style
Jubilee = 1 year after 7 Land-Sabbaticals each with 6 preceding agriculture years
Jun 21, 2007
7-Format
a) no learning b) no performance c-d) despise religious / civil law e) no community involvement f) Apostasy.
Jun 23, 2007
8-Database
OPEN = money; LADEN = food, clothing; GIVE = loan; STRENGTHEN = business association.
Jun 10, 2007
6-Style
BLEMISHED priests don't serve-blind,lame,..-(ANY)BLEMISH doesn't serve.
Jun 11, 2007
7-Format
Don't CUT a CUTTING in one's flesh-each separate cut is prohibited.
Jun 12, 2007
8-Database
LEANING on object symbolically indicates TRANSFER of responsibility
Jun 13, 2007
10-Symbolism
LEANING on object symbolically indicates TRANSFER of responsibility
Jun 14, 2007
1-Reference
The SABBATH YEAR(Lv25-08) refers to the LAND SABBATICALS(Lv25-02:03)
Jun 16, 2007
2-Meaning
TO VINE means to REMOVE / PRUNE vines; TO DUST means to REMOVE dust.
Jun 3, 2007
10-Symbolism
Executing an animal sinned with, symbolically affirms seriousness of adultery and incest.
Jun 4, 2007
1-Reference
The PASSOVER holiday is so-called because God PASSED OVER Jewish houses (from destruction)
Jun 5, 2007
2-Meaning
HONEY refers to anything SWEET. (SYNECHDOCHE - naming a group by a good example)
Jun 6, 2007
3-Grammar
YO-O-MAD, is in HAFAL mode. It indicates the passive: SHALL REMAIN ALIVE.
Jun 7, 2007
4-Alignment
Dont SHAVE|DESTROY beard sides - only by-RAZOR prohibited
Jun 9, 2007
5-Contradiction
Bring OFFERINGS - 2 oxens, 1 ram, 7 lambs; if unavailable bring any OFFERING
May 27, 2007
4-Alignment
He sprinkles blood: ONCE, ABOVE; 7 TIMES, BELOW
May 28, 2007
5-Contradiction
Priesthood succession: 1st) Chose son; 2nd) If not worthy chose most eligible
May 29, 2007
6-Style
Cover blood when slaughtering KOSHER animals
May 30, 2007
7-Format
The he-goat remains ALIVE ALIVE TILL CONFESSION; but then is sent to DEATH.
May 31, 2007
8-Database
They DID AS COMMANDED is stated when we might expect to the contrary.
Jun 2, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Priest GOES OUT, FROM Veil, TO Courtyard altar.
May 20, 2007
7-Format
If the leprosy SPREAD SPREAD - whether before / after the two week review period.
May 21, 2007
8-Database
Only leprosy impurity requires a declaration by the priest
May 22, 2007
10-Symbolism
Leprosy = punishment for BIRD like chatter: Atonement: See spectrum of CEDAR=mighty & HYSSOP=lower classes.
May 23, 2007
1-Reference
He then offers HIS AND THE NATIONS up offering,(Lv16-24) cross references(Lv16-03,05).
May 24, 2007
2-Meaning
TO TURBAN, (Hebrew root TZADE-NUN-PAY) means "LIKE AN OVERLAY" (NUN(like)+TZADE-PAY (overlay))
May 26, 2007
3-Grammar
YO-O-MAD, is in HAFAL mode. It indicates the passive: SHALL REMAIN ALIVE.
May 13, 2007
1-Reference
Impurity of Childbirth (Lv12-02c)" likened to Menstrual impurity (Lv15-19)
May 14, 2007
2-Meaning
The Hebrew root, NUN-SIN-ALEPH means CLOUD; Hence SIN-ALEPH-TAUV, means CLOUD-WHITE.
May 15, 2007
3-Grammar
Bring UP and SIN offerings; offer IT [SIN offering]...and purify
May 16, 2007
4-Alignment
SKIN:WORKED SKIN::RAW LEATHER:PROCESSED LEATHER
May 17, 2007
5-Contradiction
Don't SHAVE the BALD spot?!? Leave its borders unshaved.
May 19, 2007
6-Style
Shave BEARD and EYEBROW hair-hair that is DENSE and VISIBLE.
May 6, 2007
3-Grammar
Paragraph juxtaposition can indicate causation.
May 7, 2007
4-Alignment
Owner brings fat ON breast;waiving priest has breast ON fat.
May 8, 2007
5-Contradiction
Nadav, Avihu died by a prophetic fire - It burned souls but not clothes
May 9, 2007
6-Style
All Jews must mourn the death of ANY scholar like Nadav, Avihu
May 10, 2007
7-Format
The principles of the UP OFFERING, UP OFFERING - even if originally invalid
May 12, 2007
8-Database
Priest inauguration: Only time an offering has a CALF - it atones for golden CALF
Apr 29, 2007
5-Contradiction
All priests MAY eat sin offering PROVIDED they COULD have offered it.
Apr 30, 2007
6-Style
Dont drink blood, [applies only] from birds and animals [fish blood is ok]
May 1, 2007
7-Format
The principles of the UP OFFERING, UP OFFERING - even if originally invalid
May 2, 2007
8-Database
THEY DID AS COMMANDED is used when we might expect otherwise.
May 3, 2007
1-Reference
"Calf" throughout the Bible means "under 2" (Lv09-07)
May 5, 2007
2-Meaning
The Hebrew Aleph-Caph means USUALLY, connoting exceptions.
Apr 22, 2007
9-Non-Versre
Robbers pay 100% of original + 25% fine. Fine=20% of total returned!
Apr 23, 2007
10-Symbolism
First repent from SIN; then ELEVATE UPWARD.
Apr 24, 2007
1-Reference
"Broken" in Lv06-14c refers to the "breaking" procedure in Lv02-06.
Apr 25, 2007
2-Meaning
The word TORAH means PRINCIPLES; they universally apply
Apr 26, 2007
3-Grammar
Aleph Tauv Vav (Otho) means "only it"; a terminal suffix Vav (Oh) means "it".
Apr 28, 2007
4-Alignment
Priest scoops WITH his FISTFUL - but not a UTENSIL; FULL fistful =no OVER/UNDERfill
Apr 15, 2007
3-Grammar
Aleph Tauv Vav (Otho) means "only it"; a terminal suffix Vav (Oh) means "it".
Apr 16, 2007
4-Alignment
UP BIRD OFFERING: head cut of; SIN OFFERING: Head partially cut off.
Apr 17, 2007
5-Contradiction
The priest brings a YOUNG ADULT: both a child, bullock and ox
Apr 18, 2007
6-Style
If you offer from ANIMALS you may only offer CATTLE, FLOCK.
Apr 19, 2007
7-Format
There are 4 bulleted items in Lv05-01:05: All offerings atone for UNKNOWN items
Apr 21, 2007
8-Database
Two types of offerings: VOLUNTARY vs OBLIGATORY.
Apr 8, 2007
6-Style
The Temple was erected BECAUSE the Jews did as commanded (So all fit together)
Apr 9, 2007
7-Format
"These are the accountings of the TEMPLE, the TEMPLE" - all temples the same
Apr 10, 2007
8-Database
God chose AHALIAV, from inferior tribe - choice by MERIT not SENIORITY
Apr 11, 2007
9-Non-Verse
1 Thread = 1 Gold + Blue … 1 Gold + Linen
Apr 12, 2007
1-Reference
"Perfect" in Lv01-03 means "without blemish" (Lv22-21).
Apr 14, 2007
2-Meaning
"Thigh of the altar" means "side of the altar".
Apr 1, 2007
9-Non-Verse
You GO *UP* TO ISRAEL and COME *DOWN* FROM ISRAEL
Apr 2, 2007
1-Reference
They made TABERNACLE, TENT, COVERING (Ex35-11) as commanded in Ex26
Apr 3, 2007
2-Meaning
They SKIED the gold means THEY FLATTENED it into threads
Apr 4, 2007
3-Grammar
Observe the Sabbath EVEN if you can't build temple on Sabbath
Apr 5, 2007
4-Alignment
The ark-cover PROTECTS (Ex40-03) / SEPARATES (Ex26-33), that is CREATES BORDERS
Apr 7, 2007
5-Contradiction
Bezalel SUPERVISED the STAFF constructing Temple (Both MADE TEMPLE)
Mar 25, 2007
2-Meaning
STIFF-NECKED means STUBBORN
Mar 26, 2007
3-Grammar
The word THIS always refers to SOMETHING ACTUALLY POINTED TO
Mar 27, 2007
4-Alignment
God didn't just TELL MOSES (Ex32-09) but TOLD MOSES TO ANSWER BACK (Dt09-13)
Mar 28, 2007
5-Contradiction
God remembers to those who: a) LOVE him for 2000 b) REVERE him for 1000
Mar 29, 2007
6-Style
THEME-DETAIL-THEME: ATONE by COUNTING BY 1/2 DOLLAR to ATONE: Always count this way
Mar 31, 2007
7-Format
Priests wash for a) Coming (to offer) on Altar b)Entering Temple for other services
Mar 18, 2007
4-Alignment
"If ox kills adult … pay his worth" vs "If ox kills slave … pay 30"
Mar 19, 2007
5-Contradiction
"Slave works FOREVER" vs "Slave free at Jubilee." FOREVER = Till Jubilee
Mar 20, 2007
6-Style
"If OX gores a person …" RASHI: If ANY ANIMAL gores a person
Mar 21, 2007
7-Format
"Eye for eye, inflammation, burn" => Permanent damage, Embarassment, pain;
Mar 22, 2007
8-Database
Ex21-01:06, Dt15-12:18 = Slavery for THEFT; Lv25-39:43 = Slavery for POVERTY
Mar 24, 2007
1-Referece
HOLY COINS in Ex30-13 refers to COINS OF HOLY TEMPLE (Lv27-02:03)
Mar 11, 2007
7-Format
Work gold INTO blue INTO scarlet … INTO 6-ply Linen => Gold goes with every color
Mar 12, 2007
8-Database
FAT TAIL only offered by RAM / SHEEP Peace offering (Not by Ox / Goat)
Mar 13, 2007
9-Non-Verse
Mask attached to face with TWO threads: one AROUND head and one OVER head
Mar 14, 2007
1-Reference
(Ex24-12) "Come up to the MOUNT" references (Dt09-09:11) "40 day ascent to Mount"
Mar 15, 2007
2-Meaning
"Day or days" is an idiom meaning "24 hours"
Mar 17, 2007
3-Grammar
"If a ransom is laid on HIM…he gives HIS life's worth" a) Ox Owner b) Person killed
Mar 4, 2007
1-References
Tauv Mem Yud Daleth (TaMiD) can mean a) Continual or b) Continuous
Mar 5, 2007
2-Meaning
Kuph Daleth Shin (KaDoSh - Holy) really means a) Formal atmosphere b) Dedication
Mar 6, 2007
3-Grammar
Ex28-11 translated as "The work of an ENGRAVER OF stone …"
Mar 7, 2007
4-Alignment
Cakes = RAW flour MIXED with oil vs WAFERS = COOKED flour SPREAD with oil
Mar 8, 2007
5-Contradiction
Mask attached to face with TWO threads: one AROUND head and one OVER head
Mar 10, 2007
6-Style
Offer 2 Daily Offerings on altar where God PROPHESIES to Moses and Other prophets
Feb 25, 2007
3-Grammar
"Altar WAS SHOWN", "Temple frame WAS SHOWN", "Candellabrah IS SHOWN (A 2nd time)"
Feb 26, 2007
4-Alignment
Reread the recent method #3
Feb 27, 2007
5-Contradiction
Two types of Temple funding: a) Voluntary gifts b) Obligatory taxes
Feb 28, 2007
6-Style
Cast 4 rings of gold … WITH two of them on 1 side and two on the other side
Mar 1, 2007
8-Database
Temple fundings used for a) Silver sockets b) Construction c) Communal offerings
Mar 3, 2007
9-Non-Verse
Temple was 30' x 10' with holy of holies 10' x 10' x 10'
Feb 18, 2007
6-Style
THEME: God be with you; DETAILS: Delegate judges; THEME: Ask God's approval
Feb 19, 2007
7-Format
Jews saved from A1) Egyptian SERVICE A2) Pharoh's SERVICE, B)Egyptian SUBJUGATION
Feb 20, 2007
8-Database
SYMBOLIC AFFIRMATION of values; No WIDE STEPS on altar(Modesty)
Feb 21, 2007
10-Symbolism
Reread the recent method #8
Feb 22, 2007
1-Reference
(Ex25-01:08) "Take donations … incense" references "incense procedure (Ex30-01:10)
Feb 24, 2007
2-Meaning
"Make trumpet, Candellabrah, kerubim HARD" means "Sculptored" vs "Soldered"
Feb 11, 2007
-NOT SENT
NOT SENT OUT
Feb 12, 2007
1-Reference
(Ex18-04) God saved me from SWORD of PHAROH refers to Ex02-11:15
Feb 13, 2007
2-Meaning
Sin-Resh means a) Expert b) Leader c) Manager (Basic meaning: Manager)
Feb 14, 2007
3-Grammar
Jethro went home FOR HIMSELF - Rashi: Indicates personal aspect - made a God club
Feb 15, 2007
4-Alignment
(Ex24-01:02) a) NATION not on mount b) ELDERS on MOUNT c) Moses closest
Feb 17, 2007
5-Contradiction
God's PRESENCE in HEAVEN; His VOICE on Earth
Feb 4, 2007
3-Grammar
Jews TURNED back; RETREATED; HENCE Pharoh pursued them
Feb 5, 2007
4-Alignment
Who is like you God: strong, holy, praiseworthy, does wonders
Feb 6, 2007
5-Contradiction
Animals brought in house spared from plague; used to pursue Jews
Feb 7, 2007
7-Formatting
If you will LISTEN LISTEN to God's laws = If you ACCEPT thelaws
Feb 8, 2007
8-Database
SYMBOLIC AFFIRMATION of values; Jews win when Moses RAISES hands = Pray
Feb 10, 2007
9-Non-Verse
There were 7 days from the Exodus to the drowning of the Egyptians by the Reed sea
Jan 28, 2007
7-Format
a) No slave status b) Shave c) Proper appareil --> Meet with King
Jan 29, 2007
8-Database
Proper Etiquette: Describe nicely those who do you favors
Jan 30, 2007
9-Non-Verse
Joseph said "this is Leah's 1st born, 2nd born etc..."
Jan 31, 2007
10-Symbols
Theme method of dream interpretation: each ANIMAL = 1 year
Feb 1, 2007
1-Reference
Ex06-03:04 "I, God promised Patriarchs Israel" - cf. Gn17-07:08
Feb 3, 2007
2-Meaning
"morning guard" = TIME of "morning guard" = early AM
Jan 21, 2007
8-Database
e.g. "Mount Sinai" named "Mount of God";naiming by future events
Jan 22, 2007
5-Contradiction
Egypt had food, but the food rotted; So Egypt also had famine;Needed Joseph
Jan 23, 2007
2-Word Meaning
Pay Ayin Mem = Periodic repetition:Bells, Hammer, Footsteps, Throbbing feeling
Jan 24, 2007
3-Grammar
(Gn42-21:24) Brothers felt guilty; HENCE Joseph wept
Jan 25, 2007
4-Alignment
"Jacob's sons" vs "Joseph's brothers"; Brothers had forgiven Joseph
Jan 27, 2007
6-Style
If OX damages = If ANY ANIMAL damages; Joe/Ben WEPT = Shared emotions
Jan 14, 2007
4-Alignment
"WHEN HE TOOK IT OUT" vs "WHEN HE TOOK IT OUT OF HIS BOSSOM"
Jan 15, 2007
5-Contradict
Moses had the AGE of a "BABY" but the DEMEANOR of a "CHILD"
Jan 16, 2007
1-Reference
"God ACCIDENTED us" means "God gave us PROPHECY"
Jan 17, 2007
6-Style
God dealt WELL with midwives BY making them distinguished
Jan 18, 2007
7-Format
Who am I that I should a)Deal with Pharoh b)Save the Jews
Jan 20, 2007
10-Symbolism
THORNBUSH on FIRE symbolizes BURNING PAIN
Jan 7, 2007
7-Format
a) No prison record b) Bathed c) Attire - ROYAL MEETING
Jan 8, 2007
8-Database
Refer to people who do you favors prasingly
Jan 9, 2007
9-Non-Verse
Joseph said "this is Leah's 1st born, 2nd born etc..."
Jan 10, 2007
10-Symbols
Interpretation of the 7-Cow dream of Pharoh
Jan 11, 2007
2-Meaning
"May your children FISH-IFY"(become a school of FISH)
Jan 13, 2007
3-Grammar
Pharoh's daugher's MAIDENS came down; ONE MAIDEN saved Moses
Dec 31, 2006
8-Database
Biblical style: Mention all BRIEFLY; Then FOCUS on hero
Jan 1, 2007
10-Symbols
Full interpretation of Wine-master's dream
Jan 2, 2007
2-Meaning
Hebrew Pay-Ayin-Mem = Repetition: hammar; steps; throbbing
Jan 3, 2007
3-Grammar
"We are guilty for selling Joseph" caused "Joe cries"
Jan 4, 2007
4-Alignment
"Joseph's brothers" vs "Jacob's sons" - They repented
Jan 6, 2007
6-Style
Joe and Ben CRIED - [Rashi:Also shared feelings of missing]
Dec 24, 2006
2-Meaning
Hebrew DBR vs DBH means SPEAK vs. CHATTER
Dec 25, 2006
3-Grammar
CONSTRUCT in Hebrew: KuToNeth; NON-CONSTRUCT: KeToNeth
Dec 26, 2006
4-Alignment
"Told brothers tne dream" vs "Told brothers AND FATHER the dream"
Dec 27, 2006
5-Contradict
Father WATCHED the dream but YELLED at Joseph
Dec 28, 2006
6-Style
"A SUCCESSFUL - God-with-him - SUCCESSFUL" person
Dec 30, 2006
7-Format
They stripped Joseph's a) clothing b) his special coat
Dec 17, 2006
3-Grammar
WHO ARE YOU? Jacob. WHERE YOU GO? Esauv. WHY? For gift
Dec 18, 2006
4-Alignment
"We will GIVE our daughters" vs "You will TAKE them"
Dec 19, 2006
5-Contradict
"They Dealt CUNNINGLY because he raped their daughter"
Dec 20, 2006
6-Style
Facilitate APPEASEMENT: Distinct droves with spaces
Dec 21, 2006
7-Format
Passed a)present b)wives c)sons d) ?Leftover items
Dec 23, 2006
1-Reference
Hebrew root YBM means "Marry sister in law" (Dt25/05:06)
Dec 10, 2006
6-Style
Rachel->All mothers: "Give me children or I feel dead"
Dec 11, 2006
7-Format
He saw ANGELS of God - he sent an ANGEL [Rashi: Real one]
Dec 12, 2006
8-Database
"God of SO AND SO" - only said about dead people OR Isaac
Dec 13, 2006
9-Non-Verse
"He devoured our money" - hubby had to work vs receive dowry
Dec 14, 2006
1-Reference
Gn32/13 Plentiful children like sea sand - cf. Gn28-14
Dec 16, 2006
2-Meaning
(Exaggeration)Young flock are ON me=I must carry them
Dec 3, 2006
9-Non-Verse
Rivkah was 15 when she married Isaac
Dec 4, 2006
1-Reference
Gn28-20:22 BethEl will be Gods house - cf. Gn35/01:07
Dec 5, 2006
2-Meaning
WHEN [vs IF] God will be with me...[Because of promise]
Dec 6, 2006
3-Grammar
HEY at word-end means TOWARDS: Jacob went TOWARDS Charan
Dec 7, 2006
4-Alignment
"He ran when HE HEARD" vs "He ran when he saw GOLD RINGS"
Dec 9, 2006
5-Contradict
Jacob married Leah in EVENING but only found out in MORNING
Nov 26, 2006
2-Meaning
"sword captives" means "war captives" (Synechdoche)
Nov 27, 2006
3-Grammar
"Steal me" means "steal my heart" means "deceive"
Nov 28, 2006
4-Alignment
Take "sons and wives" vs "wives and sons"/Jacob vs Esav
Nov 29, 2006
6-Style
Esauv despised birthright SO HE could eat/drink
Nov 30, 2006
7-Format
a)TO hunt b)TO Bring - Preferably hunt;if not bring=buy/steal
Dec 2, 2006
8-Database
"Isaac son of ABRAHAM was born to ABRAHAM" - not to AVIMELECH
Nov 22, 2006
3-Grammar
"895" vs "5 and 90 years and 800 years"
Nov 23, 2006
6-Style
Esauv despised birthright SO HE could eat/drink
Nov 25, 2006
1-Reference
(Gn31/41a)you changed my wages 10 times - cf. Gn31/07:09
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