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Ki Tisa

Ki Tisa gives us a lot of thought-provoking information. Looking at just two items, the Golden Calf and the destruction of the Canaanite tribes, Masorti tradition calls upon us to interpret both texts as historical facts, or as legends an...

Posted on 24 February 2016, By Edward Teeger

Without an interest in fashion, food or furniture you’d be forgiven for dismissing this sedra as one of those tedious tracts describing long disused rituals. Details of the priestly vestments and preparation of the sacrifices seem a lon...

Posted on 17 February 2016, By Nick Gendler

Gift-giving is the most primitive form of economic exchange.  Claude Levi-Strauss posited the notion that culture emerged at the point when two warring tribes offered their sisters as “gifts”, exchanging sisters instead of swords and...

Posted on 10 February 2016, By Georgia Kaufmann