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Category: Devarim

Four Roads Lead To Israel: A Close Reading of Devarim 1-3

by Rabbi Eric Levy Posted on November 1, 2016

He Said, He Said

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on August 15, 2016

There are many differences between the stories that are retold in the book of Devarim and their earlier appearances in the Torah. How are we to explain this? If we read in Bamidbar that sending the spies was God’s idea and in Devarim that it was the people’s, it would seem that one version has Continue Reading »

When Does the Oral Torah Begin?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on July 22, 2015

What happens when we repeat a story or lesson in our own words? Does it improve with the retelling, or does it worsen? Is the message lost, or is it made more relevant? What is the point of retelling? Why not repeat things verbatim? Parashat Devarim opens with an epic retelling: a speech that took Continue Reading »