The Torah Text On his deathbed, Jacob offers each of his sons a blessing / prophecy in poetic style. Joseph’s…
Avram has a vision where God tells him his descendants will be strangers (ger) in a land not theirs. Ibn Ezra finds an unusual meaning to the word ger.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve are described as arumim, naked. Abraham ibn Ezra clarifies what that means, bringing insight from Proverbs.
Rashbam – an avowed pshat interpreter – nonetheless includes a rabbinic interpretation that “uproots the plain meaning of the verse.”
Vayechi, alone of all weekly portions, begins with no spacing from the previous portion. Rashbam has a novel interpretation.