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...

Shoftim: Rabbi Abraham

By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: SHOFTIM, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9. Haftara: Isaiah 51:12-52:12. The annual cycle of Torah readings is so arranged that parshas SHOFTIM, “Judges”, is always read on the first Shabbos of the...

The Book of Joshua | Introduction

Joshua ben Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, was the second person to lead the Jewish people in their early history. He spent the early part of his life training under Moses, and took...

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