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Redemption and Our Forefather Jacob

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Bechukotai

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Redemption and Our Forefather Jacob: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Bechukotai

After mentioning various curses for failing to perform G-d’s laws, the Torah says that at the end of time, G-d will bring an end to the Jewish people's exile by remembering the Patriarchs: “And I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham I will remember….” (Leviticus 26:42) Why are the patriarchs listed in reverse chronological order? And why is the name Jacob (Yaakov) spelled yud-ayin-kuf-vav-vet with an extra vav, when it is always spelled yud-ayin-kuf-vet without a vav?
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Elijah, Moshiach and the Future Redemption, Jacob, Bechukotai, Behar-Bechukotai, Parshah

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Rabbi Raskin looks at the hidden meanings of the sizes and numerical values (gematria) of the Hebrew letters in the weekly Torah portion.
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