• November 15, 2019
  • 17 5780, Cheshvan
  • פרשת וירא

קרי וכתיב / Kri & Ketiv

קרי וכתיב / Kri & Ketiv

Some words in the written Torah are not pronounced the way they are written. In some cases they are written completely different than how they are pronounced. This is called the קרי וכתיב / Kri & Ketiv: the ketiv, the written words, and kri, how they are actually read. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the history of how this came about and the relevant halachic issues when reading from the Torah. 

November 5, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
קרי וכתיב / Kri & Ketiv: Lesson
Class description

Hello Everyone,

The subject of קרי וכתיב  is a fundamental one in order to understand the text of the Torah which we possess.  קרי וכתיב means “as read and as spelled.” In manuscripts of the Tanach from the 9th century and onward in the margins of the text notes were written by experts in the subject of the text (known as “Masoretes”). These notes clarified the irregularities when the spelling and reading are not in agreement.  We will discuss how the text of the Torah which we possess has been determined.

I look forward to meeting with you. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

Stuart Fischman

<fish9999@gmail.com>

 

November 12, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
קרי וכתיב / Kri & Ketiv: Lesson
Class description

In today’s class we will examine the cases in which the Masoret conflicts with the text of the Tanach presented in the Gemarah and other early texts. We will go on to discuss the various versions of the word דכה or דכא in Devarim 33:2

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.