From One Come Many

From One Come Many

In Genesis 46:23, it states: Dan’s sons: Hushim. The verse itself is contradictory for Dan only had one son. It should have just said Dan’s son. Some commentators say that it is not unusual for a father to say “children” when speaking of an only child. Others suggest that inherent in Hushim’s name is the […]

Silent Scream

Silent Scream

When Abraham learns of his soul mate’s death, the verse says he “came to eulogize Sarah and to weep for her” (23:2). This was no ordinary cry, for the Hebrew word describing Abraham’s mourning is stylistically written differently than other terms related to weeping penned in the Torah scroll. Rarely do you have a font […]

Forget About It

Forget About It

In Deuteronomy Chapter 15, Scripture introduces a radical economic mandate when the seventh year begins – the relinquishment of all debts. This is the matter of the release: Every creditor shall release his hold over what he would claim (Ya-sheh: ישה ) due from his fellow or his brother… (v.2). The verb of the root […]