The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary

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SUBJECT INDEX
Aaron: death of sons of, 83; golden frontlet of, 62–63; inauguration of, 64; mourning death of, 182–83; refraining from consuming Rosh Hodesh offering, 84; turning Nile into blood, 45
Abiram: Korah’s influence upon, 127; rejection of Moses’s peace overture toward, 129
Abraham: compared to Noah, 6; and covenant of Land of Israel, 10–11; ha-Ivri, 7; hospitality of, 12; as immigrant, 9; marrying off Isaac, 15–16; muzzling camels, 16–17; as nemesis of Nimrod, 7
Adam, sin of, 5
adversity: attitude toward, 15; overcoming, 18
affection, 77
age, obligations related to, 65
Ai, 10
alcohol, 83
Amalek, 51–52
ancestry, 69
anger, management of, 128,142
appreciation: for any benefit, 168–69; of blessings, 172
Ark of the Covenant, 60, 69–70
assistance: duty of recipient of, 167; obligation to provide timely, 104; to one whose life is threatened, 97
assumptions, mistaken, 71–72
attention to detail, 72–73
attentiveness to others, 28–29
Babel, 6–7, 7–8
Balaam: blessing Jews, 136; interpreting prophecy, 135–36
Balak, Midian consulting, 134
bar and bat mitzvah, 65
beauty, importance of, 16
Beer-sheba: departure of Jacob from, 21; and Jacob’s offerings en route to Egypt, 34
Benjamin, 31–32, 33
Bethel, 10
Bethuel, 18
Bezalel: as creator of ark, 69–70; pairing with Oholiab, 69; qualifications of, 65–66
blessings: for children on Sabbath, 37–38; by Jacob for Manasseh and Ephraim, 36–37; by kohanim, 100
blood libel, 94
business, integrity in, 25, 99
challah, 124–25
charity: assessing recipient’s need for, 161; priorities in, 57
children: blessing, 37–38; educating, 12–13; encouraging decision-making in, 123–24; favoritism toward, 27–28
cities, aesthetics of, 146
clothing, 80
coexistence among Jews, 45–46
commitments, 10–11
communication: effectiveness of, 82; and knowing your audience, 47; and offering
choices, 135–36
community: contribution to, 59; laying the groundwork for Jewish, 34–35
compassion: misplacement of, 57–58; as sign of power, 30; and the wilderness sojourn, 144
conflict: and cooling-off period, 127–28; Jewish imperative to resolve, 129
consequences: bearing, 123–24; of misdeeds, 86
contemplation, 78
courage, 42–43
Creation, 3–4, 4–5
criminals, penal system and, 56–57
criticism, sensitivity in offering, 82,149–50
Dan, and lost objects, 122
Dathan: Korah’s influence upon, 127; rejection of Moses’s peace overture toward, 129
death: and burial, 36; impending, 19–20; as spur to action, 181
decision-making, 31–32
decorum, 22
dignity: preserving others’, 149–50,163–64; of workers, 105
disappointment, 179–80
dreams, interpretation of, 29
Edom, denial of passage to Jews by, 131
education: and differentiation, 61; information versus insight in, 66; of Jewish youth, 94; and pedagogy, 52; and primacy of Torah study, 34–35,106
effort, maximum, 160
Egyptians, duty to not hate, 168
Eleazar, 93,142
empathy, 174
environment: influence of, 6, 80–81; protecting the, 164–65
Ephraim, Jacob’s blessing for, 36–37, 37–38
Esau, Jacob’s appeasement of, 24
evil eye, 36–37
excellence in service to others, 160
exceptionalism, Jewish, 177
excuses for others’ behavior, 98
Exodus and the Song at the Sea, 50
fame, attraction of, 150
family, priority of, 143
favoritism, Jacob’s toward Joseph, 27–28

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The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction - Introducing Rashi xv
  • Genesis 1
  • Bere’shit 3
  • NoaḤ 6
  • Lekh Lekha 9
  • Va-Yera’ 12
  • Hayyei Sarah 15
  • Toledot 18
  • Va-Yetse’ 21
  • Va-YishlaḤ 24
  • Va-Yeshev 27
  • Mikkets 30
  • Va-Yiggash 33
  • Va-YeḤi 36
  • Exodus 39
  • Shemot 41
  • Val-‘Era’ 44
  • Bo’ 47
  • Be-ShallaḤ 50
  • Yitro 53
  • Mishpatim 56
  • Terumah 59
  • Tetsavveh 62
  • Ki Tissa’ 65
  • Va-Yak’Hel 68
  • Pekudei 71
  • Leviticus 75
  • Va-Yikra’ 77
  • Tsav 80
  • Shemini 83
  • Tazria’ 86
  • Metsora’ 90
  • ’AḤarei Mot 93
  • Kedoshim 97
  • ‘Emor 100
  • Be-Har 103
  • Be-Ḥukkotai 106
  • Numbers 111
  • Be-Midbar 113
  • Naso’ 116
  • Be-Ha’Alotekha 120
  • ShelaḤ-Lekha 123
  • KoraḤ 127
  • Ḥukkat 130
  • Balak 134
  • PinḤas 138
  • Mattot 141
  • Mase’Ei 144
  • Deuteronomy 147
  • Devarim 149
  • Va-EtḤannan 152
  • ‘Ekev 156
  • Re’Eh 160
  • Shofetim 163
  • Ki Tetse’ 167
  • Ki Tavo’ 171
  • Nits Avim/Va-Yelekh 174
  • Ha’Azinu 177
  • Ve-Zo’t Ha-Berakhah 181
  • Subject Index 185
  • Index of Sources 189
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