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Weekly Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 44

September 23, 2023; 8 Tishrei, 5784

Parsha “And Yeshurun grew fat and rebelled; You grew fat (שָׁמַנְתָּ), thick (עָבִיתָ) and gross (כָּשִׂיתָ). The nation forsook the G-d who made them and spurned the Rock of their support. (Devarim 32:15).

The word “עָבִיתָ” is translated above as “thick.” However, the Talmud Yerushalmi, the Targum Unkeles, and the Targum Yonasan all translate this word differently. They translate the word to mean “acquired possessions” and comment that the Torah is discussing the acquisition of numerous and expensive possessions.....


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