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Letting go of the big lie: Parashat Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52)

Parashat Ha’azinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/letting_go_of_the_big_lie_parashat_haazinu_deuteronomy_321-3252_20100908

One of the talents of our sages was their ability to simultaneously hold the text of the entire Torah in their minds. When they saw an unusual word or phrase in one week’s parasha, other appearances of that word or phrase, from elsewhere in the Torah, popped into their minds instantly. And the resultant swirl of contexts and usages ignited the great creative interpretive endeavor.

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