Archive for the 'Citations' Category

She’s my Sister – Again!

November 14th, 2005 by Yaakov Ellis

Moshe shares some insights into Avraham’s strategy for protecting his wife, by twice (once Egypt, once by the Pelishtim) calling her his sister.

Who Wrote the Bible (according to Ibn Ezra)?

November 11th, 2005 by Yaakov Ellis

ADDeRabbi writes about the different controversional)interpretations of Ibn Ezra’s comment on והכנעני אז בארץ in Bereishit 12:6.

I personally remember discussing this topic with my rebbi from Yeshiva. He related a story that he witnessed (or he heard from an eyewitness) where one of the previous Roshei Yeshiva from Yeshivat haKotel was asked by someone in a shiur about this Ibn Ezra, to which he responded that there is no way that Ibn Ezra could have meant that this was a later addition to the Torah. When the person wouldn’t stop asking his questions, the Rabbi in question stopped his shiur and was so angry at his perceived disrespect to Ibn Ezra that he wouldn’t continue the shiur until the questioner left the room.