Rav Yehuda Rock
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Yehuda Rock Vows Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock The Cities of Refuge The law of the "go'el ha-dam – avenger of blood," according to which a private act of killing, committed by a private individual and not within the framework of a public court of law, is justified – and perhaps even desirable – raises some perplexing problems. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock Bei'ur Ha-Torah Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock Love of God and Torah Study Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock Love for the "Ger" Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock The Prohibition of Erasing God’s Name Chazal derive from our parasha the prohibition of erasing the written Name of God. Yet, a simple reading of the text points to a sizeable gap between the plain meaning of the verses and Chazal’s interpretation of them. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock Examining Witnesses, in the Torah and in Halakha Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock "You Shall Cut Off Her Hand" and "An Eye for an Eye" The law that "You shall cut off her hand" that appears in our parasha (25:12) is similar to the law of "An eye for an eye ... (Shemot 21:24-25). The similarity between the two laws lies in the fact that in both cases the plain meaning of the text in the Written Law indicates corporal punishment for maiming or wounding another person, while the Oral Law establishes that the offender pays only a monetary fine, with no corporal punishment administered. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock The Main Monologue of Sefer Devarim Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yehuda Rock Teshuva The parasha of teshuva (repentance) comes in the aftermath of Moshe’s admonishments and threats of exile, beginning in parashat Ki Tavo and continuing in the first part of parashat Nitzavim. This parasha details a plan for the repentance of the Jewish people, their return to God, and their redemption (Devarim 30:1-10). Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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