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Edot, Chukim & Mishpatim

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On the question asked by wisdom itself
Wisdom, it turns out, is prototyped not by its answer, but by its question. But what is the question that wisdom never ceases to ask?
A skit in four parts, with four siblings and four questions.
Characters: Abbie:Trendy lady in her mid-twenties. Heavily into new-age spirituality, saving the ecosystem and exotic travel. Sheldon: Sheldon plays tough, but there’s a soft spot inside for his family. Tom:Soft-spoken. Hangs out a lot in nature, thinking...
A Passover Discourse by the Rebbe
A series of classes based on a chassidic discourse of the Rebbe which explains the mystical significance of the verse (Deut. 6:2) "When tomorrow your child will ask you, "What are the testimonies, the statutes and the laws... [of Pesach]?"
This parshah talks about a very strange commandment. I say "strange," because there are certain details of the commandment to remove defilement by sprinkling the ashes of the red heifer that are unlike any other commandment in the Torah. The commandment o...
Chukat
One day, Sara tried a different approach. "Honey," she said to her husband. "I know you this isn't the way you see it. But please, do it just for me!"
Why to do a mitzvah that makes sense
The name of our parshah is Mishpatim, which means "laws." There are several words for "law" in Hebrew. All have a similar meaning, but a slightly different nuance. Mishpatim, or "judgements," means laws which can easily be un...
Eliezer could have taken ownership of his mission and said, “My name is Eliezer and, on behalf of Isaac, I am here to ask for Rebecca’s hand.” Instead he declared: “I am a servant of Abraham”
We are forever asking: What is the reason? What is the meaning? We ask this question of all commandments and all occurrences, even those we supposedly understand . . .
Don't try to challenge consensus. Don't bother with the lost cases. And stay away from the G-d stuff, unless there's some sort of angle
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