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  • God as a warrior

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    God is called "warrior" since he fights the Egyptians - his enemies. Israel's enemies are his enemies. This divine epithet is one of severa ...

  • Moses or God?

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    God tells Moses to raise his arm to split the sea, but the text tells us that it is God alone who parts the waters. Moses doesn't possess di ...

  • Waiting for God

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    God instructs Moses to "come up to Me on the mountain and wait there," ve-he-yeh sham." The English translation is not precise here; God te ...

  • Is God one or alone?

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    The Hebrew 'echad' is translated as 'alone' here. In some places it is translated as 'one.' I think it's more appropriate for the translati ...

  • G-d or God?

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    Since we are in the middle of writing our school’s Sefer Torah this year, I was drawn to a particular set of verses in this week’s parasha t ...

  • How could Noah 'walk with God?'

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    I find it interesting that this section of the verse is translated as "walked with God." How is it possible for someone to 'walk' with God? ...

  • God is good

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    great stuff here! ...

  • God's True Name

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    Medieval commentator Rashbam points out that there is really no contradiction between the unique four-letter name of God (YHVH) that is comm ...

  • God's Directional Confusion

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    God tells Moses for the final time that no, he will not be entering the land despite his incessant requests. Instead, Moses is told to to as ...

  • God clothes Adam and Eve

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    After cursing Adam and Eve for disobedience, God dresses them in garments of skin, katnot or. This is the same term used to describe Joseph ...

  • Does God care about what we eat?

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    Fresh from my post-Pesach hametz buzz of bagels, pizza and tuna melts, I opened up this week’s Torah portion, Shmini, and found myself face ...

  • Most High God

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  • Remark

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    Something I'd like to research one day is whether any historical/literary correlation exists between the three traditional names/description ...

  • D'var Tzedek

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    "Source of the breath of all flesh" is a pretty weird description of God. Check out these words of wisdom from the AJWS series of D'var To ...

  • It is Not in the Heavens

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    One of my favorite verses in the Tanakh. Moses implores the nation that when searching for the meaning in its relationship with God not to l ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead Theme Relationship between God and Israel Subtheme Preciousness of Israel to Go ...

  • One of the 5 calamities marking Tisha B'Av

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    This verse doles out the punishment for the negative reports of the scouts sent to explore Israel, that inspired the dread that wrought the ...

  • Remark

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    I've heard a variation on this theory - Moses looked around to make sure God was with him. As we know, god is theoretically everywhere, but ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma I will exalt him Theme Theology Subtheme Relationship of God and Israel Original Source **Mekhilta De-Rabbi Ishmael (Shirata 3)**{JPS ...

  • Exodus 19 : 3

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    and Moses went up to God. The Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob and declare to the chi ...

  • Deuteronomy 18 : 9

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    When you enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to imitate the abhorrent practices of those nations. ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma Moses went up to God Theme Theology Subtheme God is ultimately unknowable Original Source B{Abbrev}{Glossary: Talmud}. Suk. 5a Seconda ...

  • Deuteronomy 6 : 4

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    Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh Theme Theology Subtheme God is ultimately unknowable Original Source Midrash Exodus Rabbah 3.6 Secondary Source Rest ...

  • Midrash: Classical Rabbinic

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    Lemma O Lord, why did You bring harm upon this people? …and still You have not delivered Your people Theme Theology Subtheme Questioning God ...