Readings for the Week Ending on Shabbat: 12/06/2014
Subject of Thursday Night Live on 12/11/2014
“Let appoint the LORD”
B’Midbar (Num.) 27:15 – 28:25
Ashlamatah: Joshua 13:7-14 + 14:4-5
Nazarean Codicil: Mk 13:1-2;
Lk 21:5-6; Rm 6:15-23
To understand Hakham Shaul’s teaching, it is important to grasp that he uses the Greek word “Nomos” (law) for numerous associated Hebrew words and ideas, such as: a principle, contract, statute, written torah, oral torah. So, when he says, that he is speaking to those who know “the law (nomos)” we must determine what he is referring to. When he immediately begins talking about a woman’s marriage contract, we should recognize that he is referring to the Oral Torah/Law that describes this. So then, we can assume that his audience has been taught the details of marriage described, not by the Written Torah/Law, but by the Oral Torah (which was finally written down in the Mishnah). Join us as Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu ben Abraham gives a derash on the spoken Torah from Genesis.