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Jul 30 2016, Tammuz 24, 5776
Torah reading: Pinchas

KABBALAH & CHASSIDUS

INSPIRATION

JEWISH PRACTICE

ASK THE RABBI

Rabbi Shmuel Ber Barsiver said: In our times the study of Chassidus is akin to learning of the Aleph Beis, where one does not understand the meaning of the letters. When Moshiach will come the meaning will be revealed and we will be able to feel what is written in Chassidic texts.

JEWISH PERSPECTIVES & VALUES

How Torah Law is Different from Civil Law

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Comparisons by legal scholars are often drawn between Torah law and its civil counterparts. This essay creates a paradigm shift in the way Torah law is often understood, and clarifies the differences between it and secular civil law. Read more

The Error of Homosexuality

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Although modern western culture celebrates homosexual relationships, parading their sexual choices and proclivities through the streets of cities throughout the western world, the Torah is abundantly clear that such acts are a complete perversion of true sexual ethos. This article examines Torah’s vision for holy sexuality. Read more

Socrates vs. Avraham

Socrates

While Socrates is seen as the paragon of virtue and self-sacrifice, chassidic literature explains that he in no way compared to our forefather Avraham–and for that matter even the most simple of Jews. Read more