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Cities of Refuge (Arei Miklat)

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The Torah instructs that judges and officers are to be appointed “in all your city gates”—wherever Jews live; but that the “cities of refuge” are to be established only in the land of Israel. Why this distinction between judgement and atonement, between t...
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In addition to providing a safe haven for one that inadvertently kills someone, the city of refuge is an opportunity to repent and make amends.
The month of Elul is the city of refuge, separating himself from his sinful ways, from his desires.
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There are three places in the land of Israel that the nations of the world are compelled to admit belong to the Jews: the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron, The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem, for all three were purchased outright. The ...
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The high priest should have been praying for his generation in a way which would have prevented such negligent accidents. Thus the accident indicates a flaw in the spiritual service of the high priest.
Moshe was known to frequent the local watering holes, whiling away entire nights in a drunken stupor.
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