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Why 70 Bulls?

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The Torah in Numbers 29:12-34 requires the Israelite priests to sacrifice 70 bulls during the great feast of Sukkot-Asif. The question standing before most people who read this text is why 70?

In traditional interpretation found in rabbinic sources, we find the argument that 70 represents the 70 nations mentioned in Genesis 4. The concept revolves around the universality of YHWH in the mind of 2nd temple Judaism and the idea of the universal responsibility of Israel.

The Problem with Prophecy

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One of the most problematic subjects in Biblical literature and history is prophecy. What is a prophet and how do we know who is a true prophet of Elohim. Join Yoel in another study session where we explore the question as it is felt in the Tanakh, Dead Sea scrolls and Jewish literature.

Hebreo en Israel- Shabbat y Luna Nueva- Aprende Torah

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“Cuando se acabará la luna nueva para poder vender nuestro grano?”

Una examinación de la relación entre la luna nueva y el Shabbat en tiempos Bíblicos

“Es el día de luna nueva un Shabbat?” Ha sido una discusión entre grupos observantes de la Torah por muchos años”. El argumento más común es que el día de luna Nueva es el que inicia un ciclo de siete días, donde el séptimo o el octavo día es un día de descanso. En este artículo, examinaré el uso de Amos 8:5 en el reclamo y buscaré evidencia histórica en el tema.[1]

Génesis 1 Descripción de la Luna

Hebrew In Israel |13th or 14th? – Learn Torah

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One of the questions I get asked all the time is when to celebrate the Pessach? This issue arises because of the wording of Exo 12:6

וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְמִשְׁמֶרֶת עַד אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה וְשָׁחֲטוּ אֹתוֹ כֹּל קְהַל עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם

“You are to keep it until the fourteenth day of the month, and then the entire assembly of the community of Isra’el will slaughter it at dusk” (CJB)


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