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Parashat Ki Tisa II – The Erev Rav

“And when the people saw that Moses delayed….” (Ex 32:1). Why are they called sometimes “the people” and sometimes “the sons of Israel”? It has been noticed that when Torah mentions only “the people”, it implies a participation of the “Erev Rav” (the “Mixed multitude”) as it’s written: “The sons of Israel traveled… and the Read More

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Parashot Tetzave & Ki Tisa – Shekhina, Betzalel and Messiah

“veAtah Tetzave” (ואתה תצוה) “And you, you must command…” (Ex 27:20).   The verse could have simply said: ‘Tetzave’ which means “you must command.” Why do we need the word veAtah (and “you”)? In Hebrew it seems redundant. But in the Bible, when a word seems redundant, out of place, or grammatically incorrect, it means Read More