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Today’s parashah contains a three-word verse, “mekhashefah lo tehayeh” – “You shall not allow a witch to live”. The meaning seems both clear and brutal – witches are to be killed. And indeed, seemingly on the back of these ...

Posted on 22 February 2017, By Daniel Oppenheimer

Can We Be Commanded Lo Tachmod, Not to Covet? The Ten Commandments, which appear in Parshat Yitro (Ex. Ch 20) and again in V’etchanan (Deut. Ch 5), cover thought, speech and action.  The first and last dibrot (“sayings”...

Posted on 15 February 2017, By Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb

Manna  Despite leaving Egypt with vast herds of cattle and sheep, and witnessing (at the start of this Sedrah) one of the greatest miracles ever (the crossing of the Red Sea), within six weeks of the Exodus the children of Israel have st...

Posted on 8 February 2017, By Mike Fenster