Megillah 4:1

Megillah 4:1

Jan 1, 2008 By Daniel Nevins | Text Study

This Mishnah is a window into early rabbinic customs of chanting scripture. 

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Hallah 3:5

Hallah 3:5

Jan 1, 2008 By Daniel Nevins

According to Numbers chapter 15, verse 20, a portion of dough must be given as a gift to the priest. This obligation is, however, limited to certain circumstances. Only dough from one of the five grains (wheat, barley, spelt, oats, or rye), in volume exceeding one kav, and that belongs to a Jew is liable for this tax. 

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Bava Metziah 4:3

Bava Metziah 4:3

Jan 1, 2008 By Daniel Nevins | Text Study

How is the customer to be protected from fraud?

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Bekhorot 4:4

Bekhorot 4:4

Jan 1, 2008 By Daniel Nevins | Text Study

Is a judge personally liable for his flawed decisions?

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Jealousy As a Test of Virtue

Jealousy As a Test of Virtue

Dec 14, 2007 By Daniel Nevins | Commentary | Vayiggash

Gifts can make you crazy. Picking them is hard, and so is accepting them with grace.

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The Many Qualities of Abram

The Many Qualities of Abram

Oct 12, 2007 By Daniel Nevins | Commentary | Lekh Lekha

Abram in the light; Abram in the dark. Abram with men at war; Abram with women at war.

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God of Wrath?

God of Wrath?

Jan 26, 2006 By Daniel Nevins | Commentary | Va'era

There’s an expression that appears periodically in the popular press that annoys me to no end: “The Old Testament God of wrath.”

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