Avram has a vision where God tells him his descendants will be strangers (ger) in a land not theirs. Ibn Ezra finds an unusual meaning to the word ger.
Who are the people building the Tower of Babel? Why does God disperse them? What does it all have to do diversity of language? Abraham ibn Ezra has ideas.
A sermon introducing Abraham ibn Ezra, the great Spanish medieval Torah commentator, philosopher, astronomer, and poet, and one unusual chain of influence.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve are described as arumim, naked. Abraham ibn Ezra clarifies what that means, bringing insight from Proverbs.
After a year of studying the Torah commentary of Rabbi Shmuel ben Meir (the Rashbam), grandson of Rashi, I offer five takeaway reflections.