A menorah must be made for the Mishkan – is it crafted by a human, or miraculously of its own nature? Ibn Ezra cites, refutes, yet learns from a midrash.
Abraham ibn Ezra identifies a specific situation where we might be tempted to persecute the innocent for the sake of a larger good.
Thou shalt not murder. Okay – but can we get a little more info on what that means? Luckily, Ibn Ezra offers a provocative expansion of what murder means.
Aaron and Hur hold Moses’s arms steady (emunah) during the battle against Amalek. Ibn Ezra suggests additional meanings of the word emunah.
Exodus 12 introduces the word pesach. It most often is translated “to pass over” today, giving Passover its name, but Saadiah Gaon understands differently.