The Book of Joshua | Part Four

In no ordinary manner did the Jewish people cross the Jordan in order to storm the first bastion of the Land of Canaan. They were to pass over the waters of the Jordan as...

The Book of Joshua | Part Three

Details of the events surrounding Joshua’s selection of the two spies. Our tradition teaches that these two spies were none other that Caleb and Pinchas.

Ki Tavo: Rabbi Abraham

By Rabbi Abraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8. Haftara: Isaiah 60:1-22. Our parshah, KI TAVO, puts the seal on Moses’ detailed exposition of the commandments in the Mishneh Torah (=Deuteronomy) — the...

The Book of Joshua | Part Two

The book can be divided into three sections: the conquest of Canaan (chapters 1–12), the distribution of the land among the Israelite tribes (chapters 13–22), and Joshua’s farewell address and death (chapters 23–24). Because...

What Does it Mean to be Tamim

Why is the Torah’s attitude towards magic, soothsayers etc so negative, and how is the normative instruction in the command to be “wholehearted with the Lord your G-d” an alternative to them? The answer...

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