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Who Respects Women?

The cultural war taking in place in Israel, which is one of the subjects wehave stressed for a long time now, has reached new heights. This time we aretalking about the event in Yatir Forest which was initiated by the … Continue reading

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Shavuot: The Time to Get Things Straight

On the Holiday of Shavuot, we all celebrate the receiving of Torah which was given to us in order to bring to fruition the purpose for the existence of the Universe. Since we are speaking about so lofty a purpose, … Continue reading

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Shavuot: Shavuot and the Cultural War

The key question regarding the Holiday of Shavuot today is: Do we simply look at this holiday as the commemoration of an event that occurred 3,000 years ago, or is it perhaps something more? On Passover, we say “that in … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana: Shana Tova (Good New Year)

In order for there to be a Shana Tova (a good new year), we first have to understand what is “good” and what is “evil”. After all, it is difficult to conceive how someone who thinks that good is evil … Continue reading

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Ki Tetze: To See the Evil Growing – And to Uproot It

The sages in the Talmud (one opinion) tell us that there never really was a perverse and rebellious son. If this is so, the Talmud asks, why were we given a mitzvah which is impossible to fulfill. The answer: This … Continue reading

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Shoftim: Fulfilling the Mitzvot with Love – through “Religious Coercion”

When the Jewish People stood at Mount Sinai, they proclaimed without hesitation, “We will do and we will listen” before even receiving the Torah. But if the Jewish People were so willing to receive Torah by their own free choice, … Continue reading

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Dvarim: This is Judaism and Stop Apologizing

By Western standards, the book of “Dvarim” would have to be defined as an ultranationalist doctrine. Its concepts are the very opposite of liberal Western concepts. Its laws are illegal by Western standards. The book is based on conquest. Stressed … Continue reading

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Bamidbar: Confusion Instead Of Flags

“In the footsteps of the Messiah, impudence will increase… Youths will shame their elders, the elderly will rise for youths. Sons will denigrate their fathers, daughters will attack their mothers and mothers-in-law. A man’s household will be his enemies. The … Continue reading

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Behar: For They Are Servants of the Lord

I write these words on the fiftieth anniversary of the State of Israel’s Independence, from behind prison walls, only a few days after being tossed behind bars after my sentencing of nine months in jail. In parshat Behar I will … Continue reading

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Tazria-Metzora: Unpleasant Torah Issues

Parshat Tazria-Mezora discusses all kinds of unpleasant subjects. One can even say they are “not nice”. Leprosy, plagues, scabs, semen and all different forms of uncleanliness are expounded upon in the greatest of detail. Why must the Torah deal with … Continue reading

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