Aramaic Thoughts 9

  Aramaic Literature – Part 9 – The Mishnah The sixth treatise of Nashim is Gittin. This deals with the issue of divorce, with the discussion springing from the text in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 that seems to authorize divorce, and which also came up for discussion in Jesus’ debates with the legal scholars of his own day. Though divorce is obviously an emotional issue, the discussion in … Continue reading Aramaic Thoughts 9

HAYE SARAH: חיי שרה

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MAQAM OF THE WEEK- HAYE SARAH: חיי שרה והמלך דוד זקן חיי שרה מקאם חג’אז נגונים אתוהי כמה רברבין נשמת רוכב עבים שועת מרומי ברך  ההודאות נדה אני  קדיש בואי ברנה חג’אז  שמחים שמח נפשי  ממצרים שיך סלאמה חג’אזי  נקדישך אתה צורי  פזמון ספר תורה On Shabbat Haye Sarah (Genesis 23:1-25:18), Maqam HIJAZ, which is named after the Arabian… Continue reading HAYE SARAH: חיי שרה

Haftarah of Parshas Chukas

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BS”D KNOW YOUR BIBLE: Judges Chapters 11-12 Study Notes by Avraham ben Yaakov JUDGES CHAPTER 11 * * * Judges 11:1-33 is the Haftarah of Parshas Chukas, Leviticus 19:1-22:1 * * * GOOD INTENTIONS Like Avimelech, Yiftach (Jepthah) son of Gil’ad, the Tenth Judge of Israel, was also the son of a PILEGESH (concubine). However, despite being rejected by… Continue reading Haftarah of Parshas Chukas

Haftorah – Parshas Vayera

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Parshas Vayera M’lochim 2 4:1 This week’s Haftorah reveals to us an incredible dimension of faith and its astounding result. Out of deep appreciation to a Shunamite lady’s hospitality the Prophet Elisha promised that she would bear a son. This startling prediction raised major concern due to her elderly state coupled with her physical inability of bearing children. Indeed,… Continue reading Haftorah – Parshas Vayera

Shabbat Vayera

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MAQAM OF THE WEEK- VAYERA: וירא ואשה אחת וירא מקאם נאווה נגונים אויבי הכני בנסתר נשמת כקדם עירך נירש שועת דר רומה  ההודאות אל נעלה רפא  קדיש יא מימתי  שמחים שמרתני וחייתני  ממצרים אל יצרת  נקדישך יה שמע תפילה  פזמון ספר תורה On Shabbat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24), Maqam NAWAH is applied to the prayers according to most Aleppo sources.… Continue reading Shabbat Vayera

Flower Pots During Shevi’it

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Working the Land During Shevi’it-Introduction to the Laws of Tending to Gardens and Flower Pots During Shevi’it We have already explained that the Torah prohibits working the land during Shemitta, as the Torah states, “You shall not sow your field nor shall you prune your vines. That which grows on its own of your harvest you shall not reap… Continue reading Flower Pots During Shevi’it