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Beit Midrash

Study of the Holy Word

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Eikev | עקב | “Consequence”

Wayne Coots | August 2, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Eikev, Ekev, Ekeb, Aikev, or Eqeb (עֵקֶב — Hebrew for “if [you follow],” the second word, and the first distinctive…..

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Va’etchanan | ואתחנן | “I Pleaded”

Wayne Coots | July 26, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Va’etchanan (וָאֶתְחַנַּן — Hebrew for “and I pleaded,” the first word in the parashah) is the 45th weekly Torah portion…..

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Devarim | דברים | “Words”

Wayne Coots | July 19, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Devarim, D’varim, or Debarim (דְּבָרִים — Hebrew for “words,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah)…..

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Massei | מסעי | “Journeys”

Wayne Coots | July 12, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Masei, Mas’ei, or Masse (מַסְעֵי — Hebrew for “journeys,”[1] the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah)…..

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Mattot | מטות | “Tribes”

Wayne Coots | July 12, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Matot, Mattot, Mattoth, or Matos (מַּטּוֹת — Hebrew for “tribes”, the fifth word, and the first distinctive word, in the…..

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Pinchas | פנחס | “Phinehas”

Wayne Coots | July 5, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! 1Pe 3:15  But set apart יהוה Elohim in your hearts, and always be ready to give an answer to everyone…..

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Balak | בלק | “Balak”

Wayne Coots | June 28, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Balak (בָּלָק — Hebrew for “Balak,” a name, the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is…..

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Chukat | חוקת | “Statute”

Wayne Coots | June 28, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Chukat, Hukath, or Chukkas (חֻקַּת — Hebrew for “decree,” the ninth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah)…..

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Korach | קורח | “Korah”

Wayne Coots | June 25, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Korach or Korah (קֹרַח — Hebrew for the name “Korah,” which in turn means “baldness, ice, hail, or frost,” the…..

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Shelach | שלח | “Send”

Wayne Coots | June 25, 2020

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃   Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! Shlach, Shelach, Sh’lah, Shlach Lecha, or Sh’lah L’kha (שְׁלַח or שְׁלַח-לְךָ — Hebrew for “send”, “send to you”, or “send…..

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