As you may know, I love midrash. Midrash is a type of Jewish text that simultaneously pays close attention to…
In the poem Ha’azinu, Moses describes God as a hovering eagle, echoing an earlier decription of God hovering.
Hebrew words often defaults to masculine. Abraham ibn Ezra clarifies that women generously and skililfully contributed to the Mishkan as well.
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.