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Michael Carasik

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Vayishlach 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 29th, 2020 Gen. 32:20 Jacob set up an altar there and called it El-elohe-yisrael. Whatdoes this name mean … andwhywould you name an altar? This week’s handout: 08 Vayishlach 5781 Learn Biblical Hebrew! Donatevia Paypal! Once again, you can clickhereto listen to Ben Sommer’s […]

--11 h ago
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Vayishlach 5781

Vayetze 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 22nd, 2020 Gen. 28:18 Early in the morning, Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He named that site Bethel; but previously the name […]

--1 w ago
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Vayetze 5781

Toledot 5781

Gen. 25:29 Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the open, famished [עָיֵֽף]. 30And Esau said to Jacob, “Give me some of that red stuff to gulp down, for I am famished”—which is why he was named Edom. Why does the Torah say that Esau is עיף (which usually means “fatigued”) […]

--2 w ago
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Toledot 5781

Hayyei Sarah 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 8th, 2020 Gen. 24:19 When she had let him drink his fill, she said, “I will also draw for your camels, until they finish drinking.” Believe it or not, when these camels finish drinking, they will point us to another book in the Bible that’s closely […]

--3 w ago
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Hayyei Sarah 5781

Vayera 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 1st, 2020 Gen. 22:14 And Abraham named that site Adonai-yireh [יִרְאֶה], whence the present saying, “On the mount of the Lord there is vision [יֵרָאֶֽה].” The Hebrew wordsseem to be winking at us to say that this is Mount Moriah — and don’t forget […]

--NOV 4
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Vayera 5781

Lech Lecha 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 25th, 2020 Gen. 12:5Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son Lot, and all the wealth that they had amassed, and the persons that they had made [וְאֶת־הַנֶּ֖פֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂ֣וּ] in Haran; and they set out for the land of Canaan. The medieval commentators explain […]

--OCT 28
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Lech Lecha 5781

Noach 5781

Gen. 11:4And they said, “Come, let us build us a city, and a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for ourselves; else we shall be scattered all over the world.” Amazingly, this tower has a name — and you can click below to see a picture of its remains. How […]

--OCT 21
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Noach 5781

Bereshit 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 11th, 2020 In Gen 2:6 we learn that an אֵד rises up to water the ground. But … what is an eid, and when did this happen? This week’s handout: Learn Biblical Hebrew! Donate via Paypal! Donate via Venmo:

--OCT 14
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Bereshit 5781

V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 4th, 2020 At the end of Deuteronomy, we simultaneously go back to begin Genesis again and continue on by beginning to read Joshua. The link between them? It is the bones of Joseph. This week’s handout: 54 V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81 Donate! […]

--OCT 7
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V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81

Ha’azinu 5780-81

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 20th, 2020 Deut 32:1 tells the heavens to “give ear” [האזינו] and the earth to “listen” [תשמע] — using the fancy poetic word first and the prosaic word second. We’ll explore why, with help from Edward L. Greenstein, JeffreyTigay, H. L. Ginsberg, Moshe Seidel, and the […]

--SEP 23
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Ha’azinu 5780-81

Latest Episodes

Vayishlach 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 29th, 2020 Gen. 32:20 Jacob set up an altar there and called it El-elohe-yisrael. Whatdoes this name mean … andwhywould you name an altar? This week’s handout: 08 Vayishlach 5781 Learn Biblical Hebrew! Donatevia Paypal! Once again, you can clickhereto listen to Ben Sommer’s […]

--11 h ago
Comments
Vayishlach 5781

Vayetze 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 22nd, 2020 Gen. 28:18 Early in the morning, Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He named that site Bethel; but previously the name […]

--1 w ago
Comments
Vayetze 5781

Toledot 5781

Gen. 25:29 Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the open, famished [עָיֵֽף]. 30And Esau said to Jacob, “Give me some of that red stuff to gulp down, for I am famished”—which is why he was named Edom. Why does the Torah say that Esau is עיף (which usually means “fatigued”) […]

--2 w ago
Comments
Toledot 5781

Hayyei Sarah 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 8th, 2020 Gen. 24:19 When she had let him drink his fill, she said, “I will also draw for your camels, until they finish drinking.” Believe it or not, when these camels finish drinking, they will point us to another book in the Bible that’s closely […]

--3 w ago
Comments
Hayyei Sarah 5781

Vayera 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of November 1st, 2020 Gen. 22:14 And Abraham named that site Adonai-yireh [יִרְאֶה], whence the present saying, “On the mount of the Lord there is vision [יֵרָאֶֽה].” The Hebrew wordsseem to be winking at us to say that this is Mount Moriah — and don’t forget […]

--NOV 4
Comments
Vayera 5781

Lech Lecha 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 25th, 2020 Gen. 12:5Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son Lot, and all the wealth that they had amassed, and the persons that they had made [וְאֶת־הַנֶּ֖פֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂ֣וּ] in Haran; and they set out for the land of Canaan. The medieval commentators explain […]

--OCT 28
Comments
Lech Lecha 5781

Noach 5781

Gen. 11:4And they said, “Come, let us build us a city, and a tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for ourselves; else we shall be scattered all over the world.” Amazingly, this tower has a name — and you can click below to see a picture of its remains. How […]

--OCT 21
Comments
Noach 5781

Bereshit 5781

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 11th, 2020 In Gen 2:6 we learn that an אֵד rises up to water the ground. But … what is an eid, and when did this happen? This week’s handout: Learn Biblical Hebrew! Donate via Paypal! Donate via Venmo:

--OCT 14
Comments
Bereshit 5781

V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81

This is Torah Talk for the week of October 4th, 2020 At the end of Deuteronomy, we simultaneously go back to begin Genesis again and continue on by beginning to read Joshua. The link between them? It is the bones of Joseph. This week’s handout: 54 V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81 Donate! […]

--OCT 7
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V’zot ha-Bracha 5780-81

Ha’azinu 5780-81

This is Torah Talk for the week of September 20th, 2020 Deut 32:1 tells the heavens to “give ear” [האזינו] and the earth to “listen” [תשמע] — using the fancy poetic word first and the prosaic word second. We’ll explore why, with help from Edward L. Greenstein, JeffreyTigay, H. L. Ginsberg, Moshe Seidel, and the […]

--SEP 23
Comments
Ha’azinu 5780-81
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