A Tuesday TorahTutors (Teaser) Tidbit: Questions for Further Study

Recently, a new adult student joined TorahTutors with the goal of exploring the weekly parsha in more depth. He prefaced his first learning session last week by sending his new tutor two questions he was struggling with after reading that week’s parsha (Ki Tavo) on his own. His questions, paraphrased, were: (Deut. 26:10) “A land…

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A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit About an Ungracious Wedding Host (and More)

The Talmud (Bava Batra 91a) records a view that Ivtzan, a lesser-known leader from the Book of Judges (12:8), is actually Boaz, of Book of Ruth fame. One TorahTutors session included discussion of how different commentaries relate to this tradition on different levels. Ralbag, for instance, suggests simply that the tradition is rooted in the…

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TorahTutors at a (Virtual) Homeschool Conference

TorahTutors was pleased to be a silver sponsor of the 2020 Torah Home Education conference this past Sunday. Jewish homeschooling has long been popular with many families, and the option is seeing increased interest because of the uncertainties surrounding school reopenings during the Covid-19 pandemic. TorahTutors has the tools to provide valuable support to families…

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A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit About Ramban and Fortunetelling

A TorahTutors student learning Parshat Shoftim explored the conflicting views of Rambam and Ramban regarding the prohibition of various forms of sorcery and fortunetelling. As a fan of Rick Riordan who had recently read a series of his that emphasized the importance of oracles, she related particularly to Ramban’s portrayal of understandable human interest in…

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