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Words of the Parashah - Bereshit

Hebrew Word of the Week

Based on Weekly Torah Portion

The Hebrew word of the week is rosh (head, summit, chief), which is the shoresh (root) of the very first word of the Bible, Bereshit:

Genesis 1:1 (BHS)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen 1:1)

Related Words:

The word rosh is used in compound words such Rosh Hashanah (head of the year), Rosh Chodesh (head of the month), Rosh Pinah (head of the corner, cornerstone). The shoresh appears in words such as rishon (first), reshit (beginning), and bereshit (in the beginning).

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Scripture Passages:

Gen 3:15 (BHS)

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Gen 3:15)

Isaiah 1:5b (BHS)

The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint (Isaiah 1:5b)

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