Ibn Ezra: Many Ways to Murder (Yitro)

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.

Ibn Ezra: Paschal Limp (Bo)

Exodus 12 introduces the word pesach. It most often is translated “to pass over” today, giving Passover its name, but Saadiah Gaon understands differently.

Ibn Ezra: Centering (Vaera)

God declares, “I am the Lord in the midst of the land!” Abraham ibn Ezra explores the idea of being in the center, and M.C. Richards talks about centering.

Ibn Ezra: Soul and Mouth (Shemot)

God gives Moses a mission – save the Israelites from slavery. When Moses worries about his speaking ability, God gives him a spokesman, his brother Aaron.