This is Torah Talk for the week of November 8th, 2020 Gen. 24:19 When she had let him drink his fill, she said, “I will also draw for your camels, until they finish drinking.” Believe it or not, when these camels finish drinking, they will point us to another book in the Bible that’s closely […]
The Haftarah portion for Shabbat Hayyei Sarah (1 Kings 1:1-131) narrated in English by Ronald Guttman. Questions for Discussion: One of the traditional roles of the Hebrew prophets was to speak truth to power, as the prophet Nathan speaks to King David here, when David seems not to be honoring a promise. But rather than confront David directly, the prophet maneuvers to have David rise to the occasion on his own. • What other approaches are possible, and how do you determine when to use each tactic? • Is direct confrontation always the best way to get others to acknowledge truth? • What other approaches are possible, and how do you determine when to use each tactic? JTS wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the Jewish Publication Society for allowing us to use their translation.