Ibn Ezra’s introduction to his Torah commentary comprises primarily a listing of what it is not – and lambasting those…
Abraham ibn Ezra starts his Torah commentary with a brief poem. He offers it as a prayer for true and successful interpretation.
Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167 CE) was born in Tudela, in northern Spain. From age 50 until his death at 75, he wandered all over Europe and taught Torah.
Rashbam and Rashi take on the difficult phrase “to the utter ruin of the moist and dry alike” – satiated sinners or thirsty sinners, who is worse?
The word ne’eman comes from the Hebrew root meaning faithful or trustworthy. In Ki Tavo it shows up in an unusual context.