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Rewards and punishments, warnings, promises, storytelling, myth-making, along with shocking commands to mercilessly destroy entire peoples, and heart-rending reminders of how we forget the tender bonds of love with God and carelessly shat...

Posted on 17 August 2016, By Rabbi Lee Wax
Tu B’Av – Festival of Love

Of the festivals and special days that we mark during the year, the 15th of Av has become known as the Holiday of Love. Many a bride and groom seek to hold their wedding on this date, and married couples celebrate it with romance. What is...

Posted on 16 August 2016, By Dr. Tamar Kadari

Twice in the book of D’varim, including this week, Moses gives what seems to be a rather problematic instruction in the light of how Judaism subsequently developed. He says to the people, ‘You shall not add to the thing which I comm...

Posted on 16 August 2016, By Daniel Oppenheimer