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From the Chassidic Masters

Twelve Sticks
The stick, it can be said, is a piece of tree that has paid the price of leaving home. The stick, it can also be said, is one who has reaped the rewards of leaving home . . .
The Betrothed
The laws governing the annulment of vows distinguishes between an arus ('betrothed") and a baal ("husband"). On a deeper level, these laws describe two modes of spiritual life
The Eastern Colonists
Why the dramatic shift in Moses' view on the Jewish settlement of the eastern territories? If the Reubenites' and Gadites' petition initially struck him as reminiscent of the sin of the Spies, what convinced him to endorse their plan and even expand on it?
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