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The Mighty Waters of Justice & Love

[Originally posted at Times of Israel on 4/22/2021] This week’s guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd z”l was a significant moment for our country. So many emotions filled the airwaves of relief and gladness, yes, but also resolve, determination, and clarity that

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References to blood appear at least sixty-five times in the Torah, and more, depending on how you do the counting and excluding references to menses. In this parashah, it appears primarily in connection with sacrifices (Lev.16:14-15, 16:18-19, 16:27, 17:3-6). But the more intriguing reference is in Lev. 17:10-14, where we

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Life, Death and Holiness

This piece was written in 2002, during the second Intifidah. While the circumstances in question have changed, the teaching that emerged from them remains relevant today. Tears and hope, fears and resolve, profound sadness and fierce determination – that is the mood in Israel this week. How ironic that this

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