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Lost Property and Relationships

Parashat Ki Tetze What can lost property teach us about relationships? Parashat Ki Tetze contains seventy-two different mitzvot, the largest number in any Torah portion. From the outset, it seems to be just a condensed list of random instructions. However, the format … Continue reading

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Pieces to a Scattered Puzzle

Parashat Ki Tetze On the outset, this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tetze, seems to be just a condensed list of random instructions. It also seems to leave out familiar content found in most of the other portions in the Torah. Ki … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Judaism does not believe that we are made better by forgetting our own capacity for wrong. Gossip that wounds others, cruel speech, theft, callousness — these are daily transgressions; ignoring the hurt they cause does not make us uninhibited, just … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“At the very beginning of Genesis, Adam does not identify himself as “ish,” man, until after he sees and identifies Eve as “isha,” woman. Adam becomes aware of himself through acknowledging Eve. At our best this is what men and … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

Parashat Va’etchannan: Why do we read this parasha every year after Tisha B’Av? I thought we were finished with all of the pleading already? This week, we spent a hungry evening on the floor reading Lamentations, remembering the horrific tragedies … Continue reading

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Taking out the Trash A husband and wife once came to see the renowned Rabbi Gifter, the Rosh Yeshiva of Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland. The wife had a complaint. “Rabbi,” she said, “I work around the house all day and … Continue reading

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