Daily Archives: September 10, 2011

Psalm 41

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 41 and its interpreters.  In this Psalm, the Psalmist is on his sickbed, and his enemies predict and look forward to his death.  Even his friend, whom he … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Rabbinics, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Guidance and Cosmology, and Stephen King’s IT

In this post, I will tie into my discussion of Stephen King’s IT something that Tikva Frymer-Kensky says on pages 116-117 of In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth.  Frymer-Kensky argues that, … Continue reading

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The Prophets and the Writings—In Relationship to the Torah

For my write-up today of David Weiss Halivni’s Peshat and Derash, I have two items: 1.  On page 214, Halivni discusses the issue of innovation—whether the rabbis believed that the prophets could introduce an innovation.  The Stammaim (who contributed to … Continue reading

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