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Rabbi Ezra Bick
Parashat Naso elaborates on four different mitzvot. What is the significance of the placement of these mitzvot among the stories of Bemidbar? Sending the impure from the camp is part of the...
Rabbi Chanoch Waxman
What is the reason for the commandment to send the impure form the camp? Why are the laws of impurity in the camp placed at this intersection in the Book of Bemidbar? Was the distance meant...
Rabbanit Sharon Rimon
What is the purpose of becoming a Nazir? Abstaining from the comforts of the world, or achieving kedusha? Is Nezirut positive, or problematic? Is the Nazir like a High Priest - a Cohen...
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Rabbi Dr. Yehoshua Reiss Source: ; ; ;
The chart below displays the major timelines of the Tanakh in order, starting from Beresheet until the return to Zion. It depicts the Main stories and...
Prof. Yehuda Elitzur
This essay serves as a conclusion to the books of Samuel, summarizing the content of the books and their purpose. 
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When a famine afflicted the country during three consecutive years, David was told by a prophet that the famine was a divine punishment for the grave sin...
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This essay reviews David's many battles and military encounters, and claims that despite all of these wars, David maintained a man of peace with a...
Prof. Yehuda Elitzur Source:
David was a courageous and confident man. He was never at a loss how to get out of an awkward situation, never at his wits ends. In his long and difficult...
Prof. Yehuda Elitzur Source:
These Bible chapters are essentially the story of a man called David. The whole book of Samuel is mainly a book of individuals, and appropriately its...
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Why should the Bible single out the campaign against Ammon and describe it in great detail as opposed to the brief enumeration of the other wars? Surely,...
Prof. Yehuda Elitzur Source:
The ninth chapter of the second book of Samuel appears, at first glance, to consist mainly of the story of Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan- who was...
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David’s conquests marked a new phase in Israelite history. Since Moses and Joshua led the invasion of Eretz-Israel, the Israelite military campaigns were...

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