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Ki Tetse (Deut. 21:10 – 25:19)

Last week, we learned about pursuing justice to create a compassionate society.  This week, we read about 6 dozen laws that are meant to enable us to do that. The U.S. is not a theocracy.  However, I do get annoyed … Continue reading

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Ki Tetse (Deut. 21:10 – 25:19)

(largely built from 2015’s and 2016’s comments) Last week: an overall vision of a just and compassionate society and a framework within which it can be carried out.  The Israelites were commanded to pursue justice and sweep away evil.  This … Continue reading

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Ki Tetse (Deut. 21:10 – 25:19)

For a change, the storm that occupies our attention this week is physical, not metaphorical.  The description by one Texas official of Harvey as a one-in-1000-years storm I fear is not the case.  But, as in most disasters, we get … Continue reading

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Ki Tetse (Deut. 21:10 – 25:19)

Last week, justice.  This week, law. Some laws lead to justice, some to injustice, and most to more laws. There several dozen laws in this week’s portion, described in the Etz Hayim edition of the Torah as “Miscellaneous Laws.”  These … Continue reading

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