What are Noah’s Seven Commandments?

What are Noah’s Seven Commandments?

I have a secret to tell you. My name isn’t really Tuly. It’s true that everyone calls me that, however “Tuly” is just a nickname for “Naphtali,” the Hebrew name I was given by my parents at birth. In the Bible, Naphtali was Jacob’s 6th son, so is one of the 12 tribes...
Studying the Bible in Hebrew

Studying the Bible in Hebrew

I’ve always enjoyed listening to audiobooks, but I recently started listening to podcasts and am loving them! I heard two recent podcasts that reminded me of this week’s Torah portion, Noah.  Genesis 11 contains the famous story of the Tower of Babel where God...
Why it is so important to study the Book of Joshua

Why it is so important to study the Book of Joshua

The Book of Joshua is the first of the eight books of the Prophets. Joshua took over as the leader of the Children of Israel after his faithful teacher and master, Moses, passed away. While Moses led the people out of Egypt, through the desert and to the border of the...
Why Aaron’s staff turned into a serpent

Why Aaron’s staff turned into a serpent

In this verse, God commands Moses and Aaron to confront Pharaoh and demand that he let the Children of Israel leave Egypt. He warns them that Pharaoh will tell them to perform a sign in order to prove that they were indeed sent by God. He, therefore, tells Moses to...
How the Land of Israel is like a gazelle

How the Land of Israel is like a gazelle

The gazelle lives in mountain desert and semi-desert climates. The desert gazelle, today an endangered species found almost exclusively in the Land of Israel, spends most of its time on tops of mountains and can run as fast as 50 miles per hour. In this verse from...