Monthly Archive: August 2015

Shoftim – Does Intent Matter?

A unique Mitzvah is relayed in Parshat Shoftim, the Mitzvah to appoint a king. Judaism is, in a sense, a theocracy, but while the Torah makes certain demands on our private and public life...

Re’eh – The Other Side of Choice

In the dark days of history, before liberty and equality were a part of the vocabulary of civilization; when feudal lords dominated serfs until they were overthrown by other lords; when slaves were the...

Falling Stars

When David learned of the deaths of King Saul and Jonathan son of Saul, he expressed his pain and sorrow through an elegy. This short elegy concludes, “O’ deer of Israel, upon your altars...