In Exodus 25:8, God requests a mikdash. What truly characterizes this special space for God? Rashi, Ramban, and Rashbam offer different ideas.
Exodus 22:27 prohibits cursing judges and leaders. Is this a way to silence those questioning leadership? Rashbam thinks it is something more fundamental.
The fourth commandment tells us to remember Shabbat. Rashbam says remember applies to the past. Rashi says it points us to the future.
Biblical poetry works primarily with parallelism. Rabbinic commentary mostly ignores this formal quality of biblical language, but not Rashbam!
The moment of the Exodus arrives. And the Israelites are unprepared. Rashi, Rashbam, and Yosef Bechor Shor have different messages for us.