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Amid Israel’s war in Gaza, there is talk of drafting yeshivah students into the army to bolster its ranks. On Shavuot, we celebrate the anniversary of receiving the Torah, so I want to write about the role of Torah in war. The Torah is not just a dusty old book …

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Nezavim Vayelach: Relevance of Torah

August 25, 2013 – 4:09 am | Comments Off on Nezavim Vayelach: Relevance of Torah5,215 views
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Redundant
In our Parsha, the Torah provides its own coordinates. “It is not in the heaven to say, who might rise to the heaven to bring it to us nor is it across the ocean to say, who might traverse the oceans to bring it to us.”[1]

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Shmini: Whose Torah is it Anyway?

April 16, 2006 – 4:50 am | Comments Off on Shmini: Whose Torah is it Anyway?2,461 views
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Not for Me
“Rabbi, the Torah was written so many years ago. Its laws were never intended for the modern age, for the people of modern technology and enlightenment.” This pearl of wisdom was last dropped in my lap several weeks ago during a discussion about Torah and its laws.

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