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Ki Teitzei: When You Go Out as a Warrior

Parashat Ki Teitzei includes a rich and varied collection of directives that serve as a partial blueprint for behaviors and norms to create the emerging covenantal culture.

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Quelling Indifference
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Adrienne Scott

"You must not remain indifferent" (Deuteronomy 22:3) is a phrase found in this week's parashah. In the context of Torah, this principle refers to returning livestock, as well as any other

The Challenge of Righteousness

The wording of the verse gives rise to this debate. The text states that “Noah was a righteous man,” but immediately follows with the phrase “in his generation, he was above reproach. . . ” All of us, including the ancient Rabbis, are left to wonder if Noah is exceptional or not, if his righteousness would be universally righteous or simply righteous in his time.

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Transgressions Transformed

In the Bible, much of the legislation transmitted by God to Israel is reassuringly unambiguous.

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Ki Teitzei - An Invitation to Authenticity and Truth Telling
Davar Acher By: 
Yoel Kahn

A basic premise of the Jewish interpretative tradition is that everything in-and of-Torah has significance.


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