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Ki Teze: Victimizing The Rape Victim?

August 23, 2009 – 4:32 am | 2,135 views
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Question
Is it true that the Torah requires rape victims to marry their rapists and the only punishment to the rapist is a fifty Shekel fine paid to the victim’s father?

Kedoshim: Legislating Moral Conduct

April 29, 2009 – 1:29 am | One Comment | 4,031 views
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Human Rights Commissions
I attended a seminar on Canadian Human Rights Commissions. On the whole the event amounted to a wholesale “Let’s Quash Human Rights Commissions” extravaganza. But I must concede that the tone of the event was rather peaceful. The presenters articulated their call for abolition in reasoned, albeit impassioned, …

Ki Teze: Why Usury is Forbidden

August 19, 2007 – 1:57 am | 2,206 views
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Brotherhood
Usury is not inherently wrong. On the contrary, it is critical to the conduct of business . Usury encourages banks to extend mortgages and loans, it enables entrepreneurs to establish or expand their  business and it enables ordinary people to purchase homes and automobiles.

Bereshit: Introducing Temptation

October 16, 2006 – 2:42 am | 2,369 views
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What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You
Have you ever known a baby to come out of the womb craving chocolate? Of course not! Parents have the same conversation every time a baby starts eating solids. “How long do you think we can keep him away from sweets?” As long as …

Ki Teze: Asylum for Those in Need

August 20, 2006 – 2:29 am | 1,948 views
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A Timeless Message
This week’s Parsha teaches us that we are morally obliged to grant asylum to those who flee persecution. “You shall not turn over to his master a slave that has been rescued from his master to you” (Deuteronomy 23,16).

Pinchas: Taking a Moral Stand

June 23, 2006 – 5:22 am | 2,081 views
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Moral Courage
Pinchas was a great man and, in our Parsha, was the man of the hour. His fellow Jews sunk to a moral low and their leaders were forced to choose between tolerance and moral vigilance.