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Repentance Rejected?
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Punishing the Penitent Vayikra 26 details both the rewards the Children of Israel will receive for following the commandments and the punishments that will be meted out if they do not.  When describing the exilic fate of the sinning nation, the verses appear to suggest that, at least ultimately, the people will repent: (מ)  וְהִתְוַדּוּ […]
The Politics of Responsibility
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The 26th chapter of Vayikra sets out with stunning clarity the terms of Jewish life under the covenant. On the one hand, there is an idyllic picture of the blessing of divine favour. If Israel follows God’s decrees and keeps His commands, there will be rain, the earth will yield its fruit, there will be […]