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Living with the Reminders of Failure
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When you go out to war against your enemies and Hashem will deliver them into your hand and you will take captives. (If) you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her and take her as a wife … (Sefer Devarim 21:10-11) 1. The mitzvah of yefat to’ar and accommodating human frailties […]
Greatness is Humility
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There is a fascinating detail in the passage about the king in this week’s parsha. The text says that “When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he must write for himself a copy of this Torah on a scroll before the levitical priests” (Deut. 17: 18). He must “read it all the days of […]
Rabbi Weinreb’s Parsha Column, Shoftim
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It is at this point in time that we all begin to realize that the summer is ending. There is something about mid-August that says, "The summer is waning." School children begin to experience the anxieties that come with the anticipation of the return to school; vacationers hasten to relish the last of the "lazy, hazy days;" and the baseball season is at the stage when the pennant and wild-card races begin to really heat up.
Conducting Oneself with Trust in Hashem
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And it will be when you approach the battle, then the Kohen will come close and he will speak to the nation. He will say to them: Hear Israel! Today you approach your enemies in war. Your heart should not be soft. Do not be afraid. Do not panic and do not break ranks before […]
The Politics of Freedom
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Having set out the broad principles of the covenant, Moses now turns to the details, which extend over many chapters and several parshiyot. The long review of the laws that will govern Israel in its land begin and end with Moses posing a momentous choice. Here is how he frames it in this week’s parsha: […]