But even a more qualified objection to collective punishment is likely predicated on a limited understanding of the self that the Jewish mystical tradition considers ultimately incorrect. That tradition tells us that the reason we are told to love our neighbor as ourselves is because our neighbors are ourselves – literally. Hence that commandment is […]
One of the things that seems to come out from the Temple service is that more is not always better. In place of this simplistic formula, the Torah calls us to examine every issue in context. One way to understand this is to compare it to the quantities of ingredients used in different recipes. It is obvious that even the tastiest ingredients […]
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