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August 1, 2019

Murder is such a fundamental offence that even if one bears no direct responsibility, life cannot ‎merely continue, society cannot remain the same. This should create a sense of trauma. ‎

July 26, 2019

No Jew may remain passive, placid, unconcerned, apathetic, when another sector of the Jewish people is in distress.

July 21, 2019

Leaders of the future will not be like Moshe. Now authority needs checks and balances, decisions need to made in consultation; there needs to be oversight. Here is a new system for a post-Moses world.

July 21, 2019

For Rashi, the special aspect of the camp is that people have regard for each others' privacy. The tent openings do not face each other. This way, everybody gets a modicum of privacy (in a tent-city where, we might imagine, privacy comes at a premium.).

July 10, 2019

It is wonderful to see this new generation - born in the wilderness - so sure and secure in their faith in God. This is not the slave generation of Egypt. It is a new mindset. These people grew up on the Manna' and are confident to enter Israel with God at their he...

June 25, 2019

Korach is not merely critiquing Moses, but he is in fact mocking the Torah, the law. After all, if the whole garment is blue, why do the fringes require a blue thread? If the house is filled with Torah scrolls, doesn’t the obligation of a Mezuza seem like an absurdity?...

June 23, 2019

Now all of this goes back to a question not of reality but of perceived reality. It is the illusion of strength or vulnerability which is at stake here. This is a psychological war, a battle for confidence.

June 11, 2019

For Rashi then, the true and trusted leader is the person who is willing to take the whip for his people. The real leader has built the trust of his underlings by working together, side-by-side... This is a love between leader and nation and a trust born in adversity.

June 6, 2019

All Israel can take the role of service upon themselves. The aspiration should be to achieve the level of Kehat – to work towards the personal readiness to take on roles of sanctity. And yet, one should also be prepared and ready to fulfil the position of the sons of G...

July 11, 2018

Not infrequently, clashing legal rulings are reflective of two contrasting and conflicting values, which ‎each reflect correct values.‎

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