A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit About What Not to Do to God

After a brief hiatus last week, we’re back with an ambiguous verse at the beginning of this week’s Torah portion. A TorahTutors student learned that Devarim 12:2-3 states “You shall surely destroy all the places…and break down their altars…” – an apparently straightforward instruction to wipe out idolatry. Of course, even the apparently straightforward must…

A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit About Eating and Blood (But Not Together!)

We’re back from Pesach with a new Tuesday TorahTutors tidbit! Real Torah, from real TorahTutors sessions. A TorahTutors student learned three different ways to translate a phrase in Vayikra 19:26 (part of this week’s Torah portion in Israel). Most literally, lo tochlu al hadam translates as “don’t eat on the blood” – a translation that…