Abraham ibn Ezra offers a beautiful paraphrase of Moses’ final blessing for the Israelites as a whole – and perhaps for us.
Moses calls God “a devouring fire”. What aspect of devouring or of fire are we supposed to relate to God’s action here? Ibn Ezra clarifies.
Aaron and Hur hold Moses’s arms steady (emunah) during the battle against Amalek. Ibn Ezra suggests additional meanings of the word emunah.
The Israelites constantly complain in the wilderness. In the aftermath of Korach’s rebellion, the people complain yet again. Rashbam explains their reason.
About Tisha b’Av Tisha b’Av fascinates me. It is the saddest day of the Jewish year, reliving the destruction of…