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 22:18   All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants After Avraham demonstrates his unwavering faith in Hashem...

Genesis 22:18

 22:18   All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants After Avraham demonstrates his unwavering faith in Hashem...

 22:18   All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants After Avraham demonstrates his unwavering faith in Hashem with the binding of Yitzchak, the Lord repeats His original promise found in Sefer Bereishit (12:3), and assures Avraham that...

 18:1   By the terebinths of Mamre Mamre was the name of Avraham’s ally (Genesis 14:13). Rashi explains that of his three allies,...

Genesis 18:1

 18:1   By the terebinths of Mamre Mamre was the name of Avraham’s ally (Genesis 14:13). Rashi explains that of his three allies,...

 18:1   By the terebinths of Mamre Mamre was the name of Avraham’s ally (Genesis 14:13). Rashi explains that of his three allies, Mamre was the only one who supported the idea of circumcision, and it was for this reason that Hashem reveals...

 15:18   To your offspring I assign this land In this monumental covenant between Hashem and Avraham, God states that on this...

Genesis 15:18

 15:18   To your offspring I assign this land In this monumental covenant between Hashem and Avraham, God states that on this...

 15:18   To your offspring I assign this land In this monumental covenant between Hashem and Avraham, God states that on this day He has given the Land of Israel to Avraham’s descendants. While Hashem uses the term natatee (נתתי), ‘I have...

 12:7   Hashem appeared to Avram  This is the first time that the Bible describes God revealing Himself to Avraham. Even at the...

Genesis 12:7

 12:7   Hashem appeared to Avram  This is the first time that the Bible describes God revealing Himself to Avraham. Even at the...

 12:7   Hashem appeared to Avram  This is the first time that the Bible describes God revealing Himself to Avraham. Even at the beginning of this chapter when Hashem commanded Avraham to leave his land, it does not say that Hashem appeared to...

 12:3   I will bless those who bless you and curse him that curses you Avraham is commanded to travel to...

Genesis 12:3

 12:3   I will bless those who bless you and curse him that curses you Avraham is commanded to travel to...

 12:3   I will bless those who bless you and curse him that curses you Avraham is commanded to travel to a land unknown to him. To assuage his fears that he would not find friends or supporters in his new...

 10:5   From these the maritime nations branched out This chapter lists the generations that emerged from Noach’s sons after the flood,...

Genesis 10:5

 10:5   From these the maritime nations branched out This chapter lists the generations that emerged from Noach’s sons after the flood,...

 10:5   From these the maritime nations branched out This chapter lists the generations that emerged from Noach’s sons after the flood, implying that the nations spread out as a result of natural population growth. Hence, the word nifridu (נפרדו), ‘divided,’ which...

 9:26   Blessed be Hashem, The God of Shem Rashi comments that the God of Shem is blessed because He will eventually fulfill His...

Genesis 9:26

 9:26   Blessed be Hashem, The God of Shem Rashi comments that the God of Shem is blessed because He will eventually fulfill His...

 9:26   Blessed be Hashem, The God of Shem Rashi comments that the God of Shem is blessed because He will eventually fulfill His promise to give the Land of Israel to Shem’s descendants. While not recorded explicitly in the verse, Hashem had revealed...

 5:3 In his likeness after his image Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, a medieval poet and philosopher who lived in Spain and later...

Genesis 5:3

 5:3 In his likeness after his image Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, a medieval poet and philosopher who lived in Spain and later...

 5:3 In his likeness after his image Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, a medieval poet and philosopher who lived in Spain and later Jerusalem, states in his work The Kuzari that Cain killed Abel because he thought that Abel would inherit the Land...

 3:17   Cursed be the ground because of you The land is cursed ba’avurecha (בעבורך), translated here as ‘because of...

Genesis 3:17

 3:17   Cursed be the ground because of you The land is cursed ba’avurecha (בעבורך), translated here as ‘because of...

 3:17   Cursed be the ground because of you The land is cursed ba’avurecha (בעבורך), translated here as ‘because of you.’ However, according to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, a prolific writer and leader of Orthodox Jewry in 19th century Germany,...

 1:1 When Hashem began to create heaven and earth If the Bible is essentially a book of law, why...

Genesis 1:1

 1:1 When Hashem began to create heaven and earth If the Bible is essentially a book of law, why...

 1:1 When Hashem began to create heaven and earth If the Bible is essentially a book of law, why does it begin with stories of Genesis? Would it not make more sense to skip the stories and start with...

Genesis 22:18

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