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The Book of Psalms

The Book of Psalms  which is known as Tehillim in hebrew, is one of the 24  books of the Tanach.  It contains 150 poems which express virtually the full range of Israel’s religious faith. The main author of the poems […]

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Yeshivat Maale Gilboa

Yeshivat Ma'ale Gilboa is a Shiluv Yeshiva located on Kibbutz Ma'ale Gilboa in Israel's Gilboa Mountains. The Shiluv Yeshiva is unique in that it


Reading from Jeremiah during the Three Weeks

The "Three Weeks" which fall between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av which is June 24th  through July 16th this year, have historically been days

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What is a Tannin?

In modern Hebrew the word Tannin means crocodile but the Torah's use of the word is not clear.

The first mention of the animal Tannin is


Nechama Leibowitz – Torah Scholar

Nechama Leibowitz was born in 1905 to an Orthodox Jewish family in Riga. The family moved to Berlin in 1919. In 1930, Leibowitz received a doctorate from


Rachav the Innkeeper of Jericho

After the death of Moshe Joshua leads the Jewish people for 28 years. The Book of Joshua describes the seven years of conquest and seven years of settlement of

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Learning with Onkelos on Shavuot

The holiday of Shavuot is celebrated as the day the Torah was given to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai.  On the night


The Origin of the Haftarah

The Haftarah  is a portion from the Neviim (Prophets) which is selected to be read following the Torah reading on each Sabbath, Jewish festivals

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Passover – Breaking News!

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is known as the "holiday of freedom," commemorating the Jewish Exodus from Egypt following 210 years of slavery. Passover is


When Yitzchak met Rivka

  "And Yitzchak went out to meditate (or converse) in the field at the evening time; and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, camels were

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