Parsha Acharei Mot

Before detailing the list of forbidden relationships the Torah instructs us: “Do not perform the practices of the land of Egypt in which you dwelled; and do not perform the practices of the land of Canaan to which I bring you..[1]”  Rashi writes that Mitzrayim and Canaan were the most morally decadent nations and in particular those

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Do Animals Have Rights?

Kol Yaakov by Rabbi Boruch Leff Do animals have rights? “We condemn totally the infliction of suffering upon our brother animals, and the curtailment of their enjoyment, unless it be necessary for their own individual benefit. We declare our belief that all sentient creatures have rights to life, liberty, and

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Parshas Acharei Mot

There was a paratrooper who participated in the liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem in the six-day war who broke down crying when they captured the Western Wall. He was with two other paratroopers at the time, one religious and one not. He himself was non-observant.

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