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2020 Printable Calendar
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New Moon 2020 to 2025
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1 Feb 2020
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25 Feb 2020
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8 Apr 2020
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This week’s Torah Reading
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Tag Archives: wilderness
The Book of Deuteronomy is also known as the Book if Devarim. Devarim is simply Hebrew for “words” and thus the 5th book of the Torah is called Devarim because it starts with the two words “Eileh ha-Devarim”, which means “These are the words…” The full verse reads: “These are the words which Mosheh spoke … Continue reading
Die leesstuk van hierdie week (Numerie 1:1 – 4:20) word “Bamiedbar” genoem, wat “In die woestyn” of “In die wildernis” beteken. Bamiedbar (of Bemiedbar) is ook die Hebreeuse naam van die vierde boek van die Torah, beter bekend as Numerie. Die veertig jaar periode waarin die volk in die woestyn rondgeswerf het, word tot vandag … Continue reading
Hierdie week se leesstuk of Parashah staan bekend as “Beshalag” wat beteken: “Toe hy laat gaan het …”. Dit verwys na Farao wat die volk laat gaan of laat trek het. In hierdie benaming van “Beshalag” lê daar op sigself ŉ wonderwerk opgesluit. Hoeveel keer het Farao nie geweier om die volk te laat trek … Continue reading
In Num 1:1, die eerste vers van hierdie week se Torah Parashah (ŉ “Parashah” beteken ŉ leesstuk uit die eerste 5 boeke van die Skrif) tref ons die woorde aan: “Verder het Yahweh met Mosheh gepraat in die woestyn …” Op twee ander plekke in die boek Numerie (Num 3:14 en Num 9:1), word presies … Continue reading
Sommige Joodse kommentators verwys na die boek van Devariem as “The Book of Reproofs” – “Die Boek van Teregwysings”. Devariem kan as ‘n latere kommentaar op die voorafgaande 4 boeke van die Torah beskou word (“Deuteronomium” – die naam wat die Griekse skrywers later aan hierdie boek toegeken het – beteken “tweede wet” of “herhaling … Continue reading