Mrs. Yehudit Weiss presents an overview of places which Rashi calls ‘mikrah mesoras’, where letters switch as a result of the rules of dikduk.
Mrs. Yehudith Weiss explains the various pauses and stops found in the middle of pesukim, according to the laws of dikduk as found in Rashi’s commentary.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss explains Rashi’s overview of texts that are abbreviated, which he calls ‘mikra katzar’.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss surveys Rashi’s discussion of the Hebrew letter ‘Hai’ at the beginning of a word, and how it affects the word’s meaning. This class focuses on ‘Hai Hashe’eilah’, ‘Hai Hayedi’a’, and ‘Hai Hamegama’.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss explains Rashi’s discussion of hat’ama, accentuation of words. All words in Hebrew are either Mil’el or Mil’ra. The accent of a given word may change depending on its conjugation and its place in a phrase, and the meaning of a word can change due to its accentuation as well.
Mrs. Yehudith Weiss continues her study of Biblical nouns, as addressed by Rashi in his commentary on the Torah. This class talks about nouns and their relationship to the words before and after them. This unique class, given in simple Hebrew, sheds light on the important but often neglected section of Rashi’s commentary – the grammatical Rashis.
Mrs. Yehudith Weiss continues her discussion of the topic of nouns as they are addressed in Rashi’s commentary. This class explains and cites examples of nouns that have ‘female’ conjugations. This unique class, given in simple Hebrew, sheds light on the important but often neglected section of Rashi’s commentary – the grammatical Rashis.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss explains the qualities of a noun in the Torah, according to Rashi. This class, taught in basic Hebrew with some English, clarifies many important comments of Rashi which are often skipped or misunderstood.
In this class, delivered in basic Hebrew, Mrs. Yehudit Weiss surveys Biblical words Rashi calls ‘notrikon’, contractions or combinations of two or three words into one. This important rule in Biblical grammar allows one to understand many difficult and unfamiliar words found in the Torah.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss explains numerous examples of root words that have silent or passive letters, called gizrot hapo’al. This unique class, given in simple Hebrew, sheds light on the important but often neglected section of Rashi’s commentary – the grammatical Rashis.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss demonstrates various examples of ‘vav hahipuch’, the vav at the beginning of a word that reverses the meaning from past to future tense, or from future to past tense.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss presents a survey of Rashi’s explanations of the three tenses relating to verbs.
Mrs.Yehudith Weiss explores binyan Nif’al, as seen through Rashis’ comments throughout the Chumash. This unique class unveils the beauty of this rarely-explored aspect of the Chumash.
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss discusses various examples of Rashi’s commentaries relating to causative verbs (binyan hif’il and hitpa’el).
Mrs. Yehudit Weiss begins to explore various examples of Rashi’s explanation of Active verbs, and how the meaning of the Biblical text changes as words are conjugated in different forms. This class introduces the Dikduk of Rashi and sheds light on many of his previously inaccessible comments.