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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Beshalach – Learn Torah

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Packed with information, Yoel presents nugget after historic nugget from this week’s Torah Portion, Beshalach (after he had let go).

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Beshalach – Learn Torah

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“Barak answered her: “If you go with me, I’ll go; but if you won’t go with me, I won’t go.”

The song of Devorah connects haftarah Beshalach to the Torah portion containing the Song on the Sea. 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 in this episode of our Light of the Prophets series.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Bo – Learn Torah

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Jeff Gilbert and Yoel talk about aspects of the first Pesach and the annual reenactments in this week’s Torah Portion Bo (enter), as well as taking an interesting detour into bee honey, camel’s milk and mother’s milk.

Haftarah Bo, Jeremiah 46

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Why has your strong one been overthrown?  He failed to stand because YHWH pushed him down.

Jeremiah prophesies that Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is sent to conquer Egypt in haftarah Bo.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vaera – Learn Torah

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What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?  Yoel examines the concept of Free Will, as well as the significance of the Nile and more in this week’s Torah Portion, Vaera (I appeared).

Haftarah Vaera, Ezekiel 29

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vaera – Learn Torah

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I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, you big crocodile lying in the streams of the Nile!”

The hubris, and therefore demise, of Egypt connects this week’s parashah and haftarah Vaera.  We look at the background of Egypt and the historical setting of this prophecy against Pharaoh Hophra in Ezekiel 29.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Shemot – Learn Torah

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Yoel presents midrashic, historic, archaeological and cultural aspects to several points in this week’s Torah Portion Shemot (names).

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Shemot – Learn Torah

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“‘I passed by and saw you there, wallowing in your own blood; and as you lay in your blood I said to you, “Live!”

There are three traditional readings for haftarah Shemot.  We will examine the Yemenite traditional reading from Ezekiel 16.

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In this week’s Torah Portion, Vayechi (he lived) Yoel focuses on the blessings to Ephrayim, Yehudah, and Yoseph, presenting the literary, historical and cultural factors in understanding them.

Hebrew In Israel | Haftarah Vayechi – Learn Torah

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“The time came near for David to die; so he commissioned Shlomo his son as follows: “I am going the way of all the earth.  Therefore, be strong; show yourself a man.”

We look at the historic and textual background of the book of Kings and the end of the reign of King David as he proclaims his will to his son Shlomo in this week’s haftarah Vayechi.

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