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Persistent Seeking

The exact middle point of the number of letters in the Torah falls between the words derosh and derash (inquired insistently) in the verse quoted in the previous section: “Moses inquired insistently‚Ķ.” (Leviticus 10:16). In Hebrew these two words are spelled the same, only their vowels are different. When we discussed the four-tiered system of […]

To Everything there is a Season

Moses inquired insistently about the he-goat of the sin offering, for behold, it had been burned. And he was angry with Elazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, saying: “Why did you not eat the sin offering in a holy place, for it is most holy; and He gave it to you to gain forgiveness for […]