Category Archives: TORAH STUDY

Exodus/Shemoth 1: "Now Yosef died, and all his brothers, and all that generation."

[Translation and commentary by EF/Everett Fox, The Five Books of Moses.  Additional elected commentary from RA/Robert Alter, and Pentateuch and Haftorahs, ed. Dr. J.H.Hertz, and REF/Richard Elliott Friedman, Commentary on the Torah.] Exodus/Shemoth 1   [REF]The book of Exodus tells the story of the birth of a nation in slavery and ends with the nation’s establishment of its own […]

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Becoming Israel – Esau and ‘Israel’

[This series “Becoming Israel” follows the third generation patriarch from whom would issue twelve sons/twelve tribes who would thenceforth be called “Israelites” instead of Jacobites.  As previously explained, this series reflects Sinaite discussions and enables the straight-through reading of this chapter without commentary from our usual three sourcebooks. Our translation of choice is Everett Fox, The […]

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