הערות והארות על הספר של מיכה גודמן – סודותיו של מורה הנבוכים

Regarding Micah Goodman's understanding of Maimonides - In general, there are 2 camps among traditional Jewish commentators and contemporary academic scholars - moderate and radical. Moderate Jewish commentators and academic…

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Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32, 1 – 32, 52) – the interpretation of the Bible in the Jewish tradition

The Torah reading of Ha’azinu contains an extended poem (Deuteronomy 32, 1-43), which is termed by the Bible as a song (Deuteronomy 31, 19), and Moses according to the Biblical…

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Vayeilech (Deuteronomy 31, 1 – 31, 30) – the importance of study in the Bible and Jewish tradition

In the Torah reading of Vayeilech, there is a Biblical commandment that has disappeared in traditional Judaism of assembling (הקהל) all of the Israelites and even strangers among them once…

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Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29, 9 – 30, 20) – the inseparable nature of the Biblical covenants of Abraham and Moses

In the Torah reading of Nitzavim, there is a remarkable passage in which Moses tells the Israelites that God says that the covenant between God and the Israelites is not…

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26, 1 – 29, 8) – the declarations of the bringing of the first fruits and the tithe of the poor, and the Biblical names of the Jewish people

The Book of Deuteronomy is presented as a speech of Moses to the Israelites in the plains of Moab (to the east of the land of Israel) prior to their…

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