By Rabbi Zev Farber Ph.D.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Sum of the Matter
- Comparing Curses
- Turning Jeremiah’s Land Deed Into an Oracle of Hope
- The Import of Lex Talionis in the Story of the Blasphemer
- When and Where the Israelites Dwelt in Sukkot
- The Inner Workings of a Genizah Midrash on the Symbolic Value of Orlah
- An Inner-Biblical Elaboration of the Decalogue
- The Priestly Repudiation of Yibbum
- Are Biblical Dietary Laws Meant to Keep Israelites Separate?
- Tikvatenu: The Poem that Inspired Israel’s National Anthem, Hatikva
- The Practice of Divination in the Ancient Near East