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Cities of Refuge (Arei Miklat)

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Cities of Refuge (Arei Miklat): In biblical times, six cities in the Land of Israel were designated as "cities of refuge." A person who accidentally killed someone found safe haven there from avenging relatives.
A Taste of Text—Massei
The six constants that apply to every Jew, at all times and in all circumstances, are readily accessible to one who seeks refuge from his failings.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Shoftim
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.
Our Special Connection to Chevron
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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