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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Bereshit – Learn Torah

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We open our renewed Torah cycle in Bereshit (In the beginning) with an academic comparison and contrast of the elements in the Torah with other creation stories.

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vezot Haberakhah – Learn Torah

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Join Yoel and Jeff Gilbert as we wrap up this year’s Torah cycle with Vezot Haberakhah (this is the blessing).

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Ki Tavo – Learn Torah

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After an additional note about polygamy from last week’s parashah, Yoel discusses aspects of the bikkurim (firstfruits) in this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo (when you come).

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Ki Tetze – Learn Torah

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Yoel brings an historic perspective to some awkward and controversial issues in this week’s torah portion, Ki Tetze (when you go out).

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Eqev – Learn Torah

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Profound thoughts and questions arise in this week’s torah portion, Eqev (because), as Yoel looks at the mentioning of placing the tablets of stone in the ark.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vaetchanan – Learn Torah

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In this week’s torah portion, Vaetchanan (and I pleaded), Yoel examines the components of loyalty throughout this parashah.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Devarim – Learn Torah

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In this week’s torah portion, Devarim (words), Israel’s leader, Moshe, delivers his final speech before his death.  Yoel addresses some technical issues surrounding this ancient document, as well as the governing of Israel.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Matot/Masai – Learn Torah

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What do you do if you caused someone’s death, but it was an accident?  The Torah provides cities of refuge for those who commit manslaughter.  Yoel explains the function of these places in this week’s double torah portion, Matot/Masai (tribes/stages). 

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Pinchas – Learn Torah

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In this week’s torah portion, Pinchas (Phinehas), Yoel addresses textual practices, priesthood, genealogy, and inheritance for women.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Shelach – Learn Torah

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Our focus in this week’s torah portion, Shelach (send), is on the commands to set apart some of our bread dough for YHWH and to wear tzitzit, and the man who collected firewood on Shabbat.

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