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Feb 12 2016, AdarI 3, 5776
Torah reading: Terumah

KABBALAH & CHASSIDUS

INSPIRATION

JEWISH PRACTICE

ASK THE RABBI

When it is “my G-d,” [that is to say] that he is “my G-d” because of my knowledge and understanding, then can be “v’anveyhu,” from the composite word I (ani) and Him (v’hu). Meaning to say, I and Him cling together [to make one word]…However when a person does not have knowledge which comes from understanding and only has tradition that he is the “G-d of my father,” then “I will exalt him,” because he is exalted and transcendent and I am far.

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

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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