About Dew of your Youth
Hi! My name is Yaakov Ephraim and Dew of your Youth is my blog! It covers Torah topics as well as web development, banjos and whatever else interests me.
The name of the blog is based on the פסוק (verse) in תהילים (Psalms 110:3):
“עמך נדבת ביום חילך בהדרי קדש מרחם משחר לך טל ילדתיך”
“Thy people offer themselves willingly in the day of thy warfare; In adornments of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, Thine is the dew of thy youth.”
According to the midrash (Rabbinic exposition on the Bible) this verse is referring to Abraham – who in his youth went against the zeitgeist of his times and rejected idolatry and spreading monotheism.
I’ve taken this verse as a symbolic homage to iconoclasts and free thinkers, who neglect the dogma of their time and follow their own beliefs and convictions.
The hebrew phrase טל ילדתיך is also the numeric value of my Hebrew name יעקב אפרים.
Super short bio:
Yaakov Shore is a front end web developer, rabbi and banjo enthusiast living in Beit Shemesh, Israel with his wife Chani and their three boys.