Rabbi Ann Landowne

Living in the Golden Mean

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Vered L. Harris

June 15, 2017
Parashat Chukat opens with the law of the parah adumah — the red heifer. It is a classic example of a commandment for which the Torah offers no explanation. How are we to understand and grapple with laws such as this that we do not understand? Perhaps we need to start not with the question, why, but with the question, why not.