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Crossword Puzzle – Judges

Monday, November 5th, 2012

 

Across

1. Rice-like pasta

5. Chew the fat

9. First Jewish judge, ever

14. Coral formation

15. ___globin

16. Another time

17. Vomit

18. Husk

19. Annoyed

20. First Jewish judge, now

23. Elevator inventor

24. You and me

25. Force through

28. Bro, e.g.

30. Baby items

34. Dined

35. Judge who was also a great military leader, then

37. Gera did this to 55-Down (sired)

38. Judge with a school named for him, now

41. Foundation

42. Muscat resident

43. Squared cracker?

44. Muslim leader

45. Like some humor

46. Famous female judge, then

48. Not bad, when doubled

49. Designed for flight

50. Current Jewish judge

57. Bone-chilling

58. Wild hog

59. Moby-Dick captain

61. Jewish name meaning “light for me”

62. With the bow, in music

63. Maven

64. Word with ear or peace

65. Judge for 22 years, then

66. Perfect place

 

Down

1. Sun, e.g.

2. Bona fide

3. Round number

4. One ___ ___ (25%)

5. Ger and New Square, e.g.

6. Catnip and lovage, e.g.

7. Mideast ruler

8. 65-Across judged after him, for one fewer year

9. Cleaners

10. Folklore fiend

11. Japanese drink (var.)

12. Rushes

13. Tackle’s teammate

21. “___ need ___ get ___” (refill time)

22. Kernel

25. Ibn Ezra, e.g.

26. Mr. T’s group

27. The brainy bunch

28. “Oh Avshalom, my ___ ,___ ….”, David’s lament

29. Ancient Peruvian

30. Sack (noun)

31. Words before “Extremes” in a Billy Joel hit

32. Kind of market (alt.)

33. Leaf opening

36. Last name in fashion

37. 2007 NHL All- Star game MVP Daniel

39. Palmer of baseball

40. Trial ___ ___

45. Cry from Homer Simpson

47. Journey

48. Primitive weapon

49. Old adders

50. Caught sight of

51. 1982 Disney film

52. Dublin’s home

53. Bidding site

54. Late writer Ephron

55. Judge who judged the longest, then

56. Hard to find

57. Second to last judge, then

60. Dog holder

 

The Crossword puzzle appears on this page the first week of every month.

(Answers, next week)

Yoni can be reached at yoniglatt@gmail.com.

 

New Books On Chumash

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008


Title: Abraham’s Journey: Reflections on the Life of the Founding Patriarch


Author: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik


Edited by David Shatz, Joel B. Wolowelsky and Reuven Ziegler


Publisher: Ktav


 


Title: Moses: Enjoy of God, Envoy of His People


Author: Rabbi Mosheh Lichtenstein


Publisher: Ktav


 


Title: Moses’ Women: Yocheved, Miriam, Pharoh’s Daughter, Zipporah and
the Kushite Woman


Authors: Shere Aranoff Tuchman and
Sandra E. Rapaport


Publisher: Ktav


 


Title: Masters of the Word: Traditional Jewish Bible Commentary from the First Through Thirteenth Centuries (2 Volumes)


Author: Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch


Publisher: Ktav


 


         Ktav has recently brought out a series of books on Chumash that enrich our understanding and appreciation of the Book of Books.

 

         First and foremost is Abraham’s Journey, the ninth in the MeOtsar Horav series of the unpublished works of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Torah master of the preceding generation.

 

         This book brings to press the Rav’s legendary Saturday night shiurim that became a mainstay of that Torah community’s weekly experience.

 

         Through careful exegesis of verses, illuminating analyses of character and insightful readings of classical commentators, the Rav brings out the eternal and the contemporary messages of the Abraham story. He draws upon midrashic and other traditional sources in constructing his vivid portraits of Abraham and other biblical figures.

 

         Moses: Envoy of God, Envoy of His People brings to life another biblical figure. It follows the path of Moses’ development as a leader from the moment he appears on the scene as a young lad in Egypt until his departing farewell.

 

         Rabbi Mosheh Lichtenstein, grandson of the Rav and a talmid chacham in his own right, offers literary analysis of the text that delves into the inner world of Moshe Rabbeinu and his interaction with the people he led.

 

         These creative insights were originally presented in the weekly classes that the author gave at Yeshivat Har Etzion, where he teaches. Once again, an appreciative readership can access the Torah originally presented to smaller audiences.

 

         Complementing the portrait of Moses is the chronicle of the women who reared him, bore his children, advised him and intervened to save him time and again.

 

         The authors draw on the biblical stories and commentaries to create such a narrative. Chazal tell us that it was through the merit of the righteous women that we were redeemed from Egypt. We should be grateful for the rich presentation of the stories of the women of the Exodus.

 

         As important as it is to appreciate the new Torah voices of our times, we must not lose sight of the traditional masters who has inspired us over the generations.

 

         Rabbi Kolatch does just that in his impressive Masters of the Word. He analyzes the unique method and style of each commentator from Chazal through Ibn Ezra against the backdrop of his time and place. He devotes one of the weekly parshiyot to the exclusive commentator of an individual scholar, thus familiarizing the reader with a significant and meaningful selection of the commentator’s work.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/new-books-on-chumash/2008/03/19/

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