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If ever there was an example of the saying, “An embarrassment of riches”, it is this portion – Va-ethanan. A section that contains both the account of the revelation at Sinai – the Ten Commandments – and the first paragraph of t...

Posted on 29 July 2015, By Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer
Is it Possible to Make Sense of a Biblical Ritual? (Chok)

The ritual of the red heifer is the only way to rid a person of ritual pollution (tum’ah) after the person becomes tainted by contact with a dead person. Although there are many forms of ritual pollution, the type derived from contact w...

Posted on 24 July 2015, By Ed Greenstein