Monthly ArchiveFebruary 2018

"When you take a census of the people of Isra’el and register them, each, upon registration, is to pay a ransom for his life to YHWH, to avoid any breakout of plague among them during the time of the census." Shemot 30:12

Torah Portion, Kedoshim,be holy for i am holy, love thy neighbour, love your neighbor as yourself, leviticus 19,

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Kedoshim – Learn Torah

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In this week’s second Torah portion, Kedoshim (holy ones), Yoel examines the laws for our social structure that make us holy by upholding order and reducing chaos.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Acharey Mot – Learn Torah

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In this week’s first Torah portion, Acharey Mot (after the death), Yoel walks us through the procedures and insights connected to Yom Hakippurim (Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement).

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Hebrew In Israel | Judges Part 5 – Learn Torah

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Gideon’s tiny army is marked by a conspicuous lack of weaponry.  Yoel and Jono discuss the procedures used to sift through the troops and follow Gideon through his victory and retirement in chapters 7 & 8 of the book of Judges.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Metsora – Learn Torah

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In this week’s second Torah portion, Metsora (leper), Yoel explains the nature of biblical leprosy, the social condition of the leper and other realities of leprosy that we find in the Tanakh.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Tazria – Learn Torah

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In this week’s Torah portion, Tazria (she conceives), Yoel addresses the odd laws of childbirth and blood flow.

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Hebrew In Israel | Judges Part 4 – Learn Torah

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Gideon’s account is the first expanded, detailed one of the judges of Israel.  His story begins in chapter 6.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Shmini – Learn Torah

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This week’s Torah portion, Shmini (eighth), contains the dietary laws of God.  Listen as Yoel explains about Kosher practices in the home.

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Hebrew In Israel | Judges Part 3 – Learn Torah

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Israel’s oppression is relieved when Sisera’s army is defeated and he receives a tent peg through his temples.  Jono and Yoel discuss Devorah; judge and prophetess of Israel, and what we need to know about Hebrew root words and songs in the bible. 

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Hebrew In Israel | Judges Part 2 – Learn Torah

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Othniel and left-handed Ehud’s assassination of the very “healthy” Eglon are recounted in Chapter 3, after a listener’s question about the minyan (10-man congregation) & women praying aloud.

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Hebrew In Israel | Beyin Ha’arbayim – When Is Pesach Done? – Learn Torah

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The term בין הערביים –Beyin Ha’Arbayim is temporal construct form used to describe a specific time of day, and found in several places in the Bible.  One of the most important places it is used is in connection to the time of the Pesach sacrifice as prescribed in Exodus 12:6.  This term has created many arguments over when to do things, and in fact has raised the question of how does the Torah understand time in overall.

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