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Othniel ben Kenaz

Othniel ben Kenaz: Caleb’s half-brother and son-in-law. First of the Judges, a renowned scholar who judged the Israelites for forty years (1228-1188 BCE) following Joshua’s passing. At that time, the Israelites lacked leadership and fell prey to the Aramite king, Cushan-Rishathaim. Othniel successfully liberated the Israelites from this oppression.

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A Stumbling Block Before the Blind
Maimonides rules that every Torah teaching, even a legal ruling, is intended “to set our hearts straight and rectify our character traits.”
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Helping the Helpless
We examine two mitzvas which illustrate how Torah expects us to be compassionate to others. The first is visiting the sick. The second is the prohibition (Deuteronomy 19:14) "Do not place a stumbling block before the blind," which can be interpreted to...
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A Stumbling Block Before the Blind
"Do not place a stumbling block before the blind" (Leviticus 19:14) can also mean not to knowingly give bad advice. The Hebrew word for "stumbling block" appears 12 times in the Torah and Prophets and this is the only time it is spelled with a vav. How...
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