I was struck upon first moving to Seattle how difficult it is to give directions based on geographical features. You…
Torah is not in heaven – it is in your mouth and in your heart to do it. Ibn Ezra explains the heart is essential for Jewish practice.
“Arami oved avi”, a curious and somewhat confusing phrase. Who is the Aramean? Who is the father? And what does oved really mean?
“Justice, justice you shall pursue…” Why the repetition? Avraham Ibn Ezra gives us three possible understandings.
God hopes that the people of Israel will be reverent – does this mean they have free will? Or does God still control a great deal through laws of nature?