Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ki Tisa Ex. 30:11 34:35 כִּי תִשָּׂא

Bringing tablets from the mountain The fact that Moses goes up in the mountains to receive his orders and to bring down the stone tablets was always a suspect to me of lacking divinity from early age. To state the … Continue reading

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Purim

The story of Esther is quite a messy one. Here lives the king Ahashuerus, a man that lives in wasteful splendour and ditches his wife Vashti after she fails to come to him on call. He creates a beauty contest … Continue reading

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Trumah and Tetzaveh Ex. 25.1-27.19 תְּרוּמָה‎,תְּצַוֶּה

  Middle Eastern nomadic inheritance. These two passages carry an amazing amount of symbolism. Most commentators agree that the text was written retrospectively, in other words the descriptions of the moving tabernacle (search google image for tabernacle in the desert … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18 | מִּשְׁפָּטִים

Mishpatim gives a full code of conduct. It quite clearly a text that relates to time it was written. I still think that the symbolism of not boiling the slaughtered kid or calf in its mothers milk is very symbolical. … Continue reading

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no post this week

Due to a seasonal illness I was sadly unable to write this week.  APOLOGIES.

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