Category: Torah

Old Bible Translations for Techeiles

Old Bible Translations for Techeiles

From the Latin Vulgate: (https://www.biblestudytools.com/vul/numbers/15.html) “loquere filiis Israhel et dices ad eos ut faciant sibi fimbrias per angulos palliorum ponentes in eis vittas hyacinthinas “ Wycliffe translation (2 centuries before King James – https://www.biblestudytools.com/wyc/numbers/15.html): “Speak thou to the sons of Israel,…

Bareheaded and Uncensored – R’ Dovid Tzvi Hoffman

Bareheaded and Uncensored - R' Dovid Tzvi Hoffman

From Gil Student here: https://www.torahmusings.com/2011/01/bareheaded-and-uncensored/ “R. David Zvi Hoffmann was the leading halakhic decisor in Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. A brilliant Talmudist and academic scholar, he succeeded R. Azriel Hildesheimer as rector of the Orthodox rabbinic…

Tribute to Muscle Tov

Tribute to Muscle Tov

Back in 2001, Deborah Schoenman wrote a memorable piece for the New York Post called “Muscle Tov” featuring a Hasidic workout video. I remember clipping the piece, only for someone later on to steal it. Since then I’ve been unable…

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

By: Reuven Chaim Klein Let’s clarify this from the get-go: There is no word in Classical Hebrew for the color “purple.” I repeat: There is no word in Classical Hebrew for the color “purple.” In fact, the English word purple itself does…