Torah Talk
Thoughts on the weekly parashah from Center City Philadelphia
Torah Talk

Aharei Mot 5774


Aaron's "once-a-year day" -- and the TWO places in the Bible that we read about it.

Played: 52 | Download | Duration: 00:13:08


Metzora 5774


When do you need both a cedar tree and a little clump of grass?

Played: 97 | Download | Duration: 00:11:58


Tazria 5774


33 days for a boy, 66 for a girl -- but why?

Played: 86 | Download | Duration: 00:10:43


Shemini 5774


The mysterious saying of God's that Moses quotes after Aaron's sons die.

Played: 86 | Download | Duration: 00:11:46


Tzav 5774


An oven for the Tabernacle -- with a passage to India.

Played: 78 | Download | Duration: 00:11:12


Vayikra 5774


An expression that's unique to the voice of Leviticus--and the double puzzle it represents.

Played: 121 | Download | Duration: 00:11:58



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Pekudei 5774


Moses had many talents -- 100 silver ones, to be precise.

Played: 79 | Download | Duration: 00:11:34



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Vayakhel 5774


“If the Bible isn’t all true, can any of it be true?”
This week, a "careless error" in a biblical manuscript -- widely reprinted, because it's the oldest complete manuscript of the Bible that we have.

Played: 85 | Download | Duration: 00:11:52


Ki Tisa 5774


The golden calf -- and the TWO different people, centuries apart -- who made one.
 

Played: 82 | Download | Duration: 00:11:12


Tetzaveh 5774


The mysterious Urim and Thummim.
 

Played: 94 | Download | Duration: 00:12:38



Two articles from "thetorah.com" that will add something more to the podcast:
•  "The Urim VeTumim" by "Yoel S."
•  "The 'Garments' of the High Priest: Anthropomorphism in the Worship of God"
by Baruch Schwartz

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