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Michelangelo once said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
The essence of every Jew is a beautiful perfect soul. It is unmarred by ego, immaturity, insecurity, obsession, or any other form of human weakness. This beautiful soul, more pristine than the angel in …

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Ki Teze: Victimizing The Rape Victim?

August 23, 2009 – 4:32 am | Comments Off on Ki Teze: Victimizing The Rape Victim?2,501 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?

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Kedoshim: Legislating Moral Conduct

April 29, 2009 – 1:29 am | Comments Off on Kedoshim: Legislating Moral Conduct4,545 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 | Comments Off on Ki Teze: Why Usury is Forbidden2,563 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.

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Bereshit: Introducing Temptation

October 16, 2006 – 2:42 am | Comments Off on Bereshit: Introducing Temptation2,703 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 | Comments Off on Ki Teze: Asylum for Those in Need2,426 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).

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Pinchas: Taking a Moral Stand

June 23, 2006 – 5:22 am | Comments Off on Pinchas: Taking a Moral Stand2,580 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.

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