The Individual and the Group

The Talmud (Sotah 14a) instructs us in the Mitzvah of imitating God in all His ways. Just as God clothes the naked, visits the sick, comforts mourners and buries the dead, so should you emulate His example. Maimonides (Mourning 14:1) mentions all the above Mitzvot, but gives

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Are all men created equal?

Are all men created equal? At Mount Sinai, God described the Jewish People as a holy nation (Shemot 19:6). But it sounds too difficult and lofty a concept for us to handle. How do we attain holiness? A Torah portion with the name “Kedoshim,” which means “holy,”

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Parshas Kedoshim

Three points: Definition of Kadosh – Rashi and Ramban. Revenge and bearing a grudge. Love your neighbor as yourself. Introduction: Rashi tells us that this part of the Torah is unique in so much that it was given to everyone together – bihakial. Why? Because many Torah

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Parshas Kedoshim

Flying High As I sit down to write these thoughts, the Barnett brood is flying on Israel’s national carrier, El Al to the States. The overhead monitor indicates that we just reached Rome, Aryeh Shalom has settled down in a neat baby basinet hooked into the bulkhead

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Parshas Kedoshim

Based on Rav Noah Weinberg “Love your neighbor like yourself. I am G-d” (P. 603, line 18) A story is told of a kingdom many years ago. A terrible crime was committed within its walls and a man was accused, arrested and sent to prison, as it

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