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Little known facts...According to Jewish tradition, based on Midrashic and Talmudic teachings.
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December 12, 2019
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December 11, 2019
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December 10, 2019
October 22, 2018
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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What special properties did Avraham’s tree have?
יֻקַּֽח־נָ֣א מְעַט־מַ֔יִם וְרַחֲצ֖וּ רַגְלֵיכֶ֑ם וְהִֽשָּׁעֲנ֖וּ תַּ֥חַת הָעֵֽץ
Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree.
The branches of the tree would provide s...
October 21, 2018
What time did God appear to Avraham?
וַיֵּרָ֤א אֵלָיו֙ יְהוָ֔ה בְּאֵלֹנֵ֖י מַמְרֵ֑א וְה֛וּא יֹשֵׁ֥ב פֶּֽתַח־הָאֹ֖הֶל כְּחֹ֥ם הַיּֽוֹם׃
The LORD appeared to him by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day g...
October 18, 2018
Why did people want to do business with Avraham?
וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ אַבְרָ֗ם כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר דִּבֶּ֤ר אֵלָיו֙ ה' וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ אִתּ֖וֹ ל֑וֹט וְאַבְרָ֗ם בֶּן־חָמֵ֤שׁ שָׁנִים֙ וְשִׁבְעִ֣ים שָׁנָ֔ה בְּצֵאת֖וֹ מֵחָרָֽן׃
Abram went forth as the LORD had commande...
October 17, 2018
What did Avraham wear on his neck and why?
Abram went forth as the LORD had commanded him, a...
October 16, 2018
What was described on Avraham’s coins?
Abram went forth as the LORD had commanded him, and...
October 15, 2018
Avraham minted his own universally accepted coin. Who else did so?
Abram went forth as the L...
October 14, 2018
Why did Avraham take Lot along with him?
October 12, 2018
Where else later in history do we find use for some of the Ark’s wood?
וְזֶ֕ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר תַּֽעֲשֶׂ֖ה אֹתָ֑הּ שְׁלֹ֧שׁ מֵא֣וֹת אַמָּ֗ה אֹ֚רֶךְ הַתֵּבָ֔ה חֲמִשִּׁ֤ים אַמָּה֙ רָחְבָּ֔הּ וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֥ים אַמָּ֖ה קוֹמָתָֽהּ׃
This is how you shall make it...
October 11, 2018
What did Mr. and Mrs. Adam decide to do after they sinned?
וַיְגָ֖רֶשׁ אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֑ם וַיַּשְׁכֵּן֩ מִקֶּ֨דֶם לְגַן־עֵ֜דֶן אֶת־הַכְּרֻבִ֗ים וְאֵ֨ת לַ֤הַט הַחֶ֙רֶב֙ הַמִּתְהַפֶּ֔כֶת לִשְׁמֹ֕ר אֶת־דֶּ֖רֶךְ עֵ֥ץ הַֽחַיִּֽים׃ )
He drove the man o...
October 10, 2018
How different did the "original" snake look like, before the "original" sin?
וַיֹּאמֶר֮ הָֽאָדָם֒ זֹ֣את הַפַּ֗עַם עֶ֚צֶם מֵֽעֲצָמַ֔י וּבָשָׂ֖ר מִבְּשָׂרִ֑י לְזֹאת֙ יִקָּרֵ֣א אִשָּׁ֔ה כִּ֥י מֵאִ֖ישׁ לֻֽקֳחָה־זֹּֽאת׃
Then the man said, “This o...