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A Brief Note on Vengeance and its Prevention – Parashot Matot and Masei

In this week’s twinned Torah reading, Parashot Matot and Masei, there are two teachings about vengeance. The two readings appear quite separate. The first we will discuss, relates to the human need to “get back”; the second describes God’s almost unslakable thirst for … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on Geography – Parsha Masei

Parsha Masei begins the final narrative of the Torah and takes place on the veritable eve of the Israelites’ war to conquer Canaan. The Parsha begins with a recollection of the journey which had been undertaken, from the land of Egypt to the eastern bank of … Continue reading

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