Rabbi Brent Gutmann

Identity and Ethics: Knowing Who and Whose You Are

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D.

July 26, 2018
If someone tells you that Judaism is X or Y, you should never believe them. Judaism is such a complex civilization — it is made up of religion and culture, language and land, and a particular kind of peoplehood. ... The Israelites’ preparations both to enter the Land and to create an ideal society are central motifs of Deuteronomy, and a particular focus of the extensive Parashat R’eih.