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Your Head Above the Water is good but not nearly enough

Ki Tetzeh (Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19) is the Torah portion with the highest amount of Mitzvot in the entire Torah: 74 Mitzvot. Maimonides explains that the function of the Mitzvot is to help us sharpen our humanity, or in other words, to bring more “human” to our beings. I want to start by exploring the first 3 Mitzvot in this Torah portion.

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Parashat Pinkhas: Judaism and Dissociative identity disorder

In the context of last week’s voices coming from Israel: Minister of religious affairs David Azoulay said: Reform aren’t Jews! and MK Moshe Gafni added: Reforms are Jews but they are stabbing Torah on its back!  This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Pinckhas, has a very special meaning.   The lack of “filters” when we read Torah or interpret god’s will

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Yom Hazikaron: When An Entire Nation Cries

Experiences of an Immigrant who Learned to be a Mourner I was born and raised in Argentina. From the first years of my adolescence I participated in the ceremonies of Yom Ha’azmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). I remember these activities at the headquarters of Hacoaj, as well as the national ones organized by the juvenile Zionist movement in different areas in

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The Key For The Upcoming Elections: Parashat Mishpatim

  If you want to learn the essence of Judaism according to the Torah don’t miss Parashat Mishpatim! In general terms we can conclude that the 10 commandments (that we just read last week) are the expression or the attempt to create a universal order. But this week we walk into a higher resolution; suddenly the picture has thousands of

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