22 07, 2013

Ekev – Unusual Interpretations 46

By |2013-07-22T09:43:43-07:00July 22nd, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                   By Israel Drazin    We will look at an oft-used metaphor and some apparent contradictions between Deuteronomy and the prior biblical books. The Talmuds, Midrashim, and classical Jewish commentators note the apparent contradictions, discuss them, and show why, in their opinion, they are not contradictions. Ibn Ezra, for example, wrote that the seeming contradictions [...]

10 07, 2013

Devarim – Unusual Interpretation 44

By |2013-07-10T12:29:10-07:00July 10th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                            By Israel Drazin   (I changed the number of the Unusual Interpretations. The number 44 indicates that this is the 44th portion of the 54 biblical portions.)   We will look at some things in this discussion on the portion Devarim that make us realize that what we think we know may not be [...]