Monthly Archive: July 2013

Re’eh – Training in Sensitivity

(Deuteronomy 12:21) “…you may slaughter… as I commanded you.” When eating meat or fowl we must slaughter the animal in the manner which is commanded by the Lord. The Torah does not go into...

Guns and Races

I’ve been following the case of Zimmerman/Martin since the shooting happened, or, more accurately, since the media placed this story in the headlines. The police did not press charges against Zimmerman when the shooting...

Devarim – Humble Introspection

Parshat Devarim is always read on the Shabbat preceding the 9th of Av. The Haftarah reading on this Shabbat is the third of the three Haftarot of affliction. The Prophet Isaiah laments the heartless...