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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

In the Western world, we believe in equality and we consider it one of the cornerstones of democracy. From a certain perspective, of course, this is a bit ridiculous. If we were being purely logical, we would give a political scientist mo...

Posted on 21 July 2015, By Rabbi Mijael Even David

The double sedra Matot-Masei could be subtitled “The Anti-feminists’ Revenge”, because it begins and ends with the subversion of a legal concession given to women. At the very beginning of Matot, God commands that if a man makes a v...

Posted on 13 July 2015, By Robert Stone