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The Split-Screen Scene (Vaetchanan)

Preview: “And I prayed to God at that time”: when, exactly, did this prayer occur? If you trace the chronology carefully, you’ll come to a startling conclusion: Moshe’s prayer coincided with Bilaam’s! There are indeed some remarkable parallels between their prayers – and a profound message underlying their connection.

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Look Who’s Talking (Shemot)

Preview: Why would Hashem choose a leader with a “heavy tongue and heavy mouth” to act as His spokesman to Pharaoh? For a clue, let’s look to an unlikely source: the “Tale of the Eloquent Peasant,” a very popular ancient Egyptian story about a man of great oratory skills who advocated for justice before the Pharaoh. Plus, other approaches.

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Bee Line (Devarim)

Preview: “And they chased you like bees” – what’s the meaning of this strange metaphor? “And we were like grasshoppers in their eyes” – what’s the meaning of this strange metaphor? Might the two be connected?

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