Moses stayed on Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights. God spoke, then gave Moses the tablets. What else did Moses begin to know?
After chapters of describing the building of the Mishkan, Exodus 29 concludes with an inspiring statement of God’s purpose.
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.