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Parashat Mishpatim

They Were Both Right: How Israeli Society Needed Both Sharon and Aloni

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

The ongoing project of building a Jewish national homeland in the modern era owes a great debt both to Ariel Sharon and to Shulamit Aloni, and it can trace its roots all the way to this week's Torah portion.

Justice And Faith: A Study Of Human Trafficking In The Torah

Alyssa Gray, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Alyssa Gray, J.D., Ph.D.

God's self-revelation in last week's Torah portion is incomplete without a human implementation of that revelation on earth in the form of just societies, as we read about this week.

The Confounding, All-Penetrating And Revolutionary Voice Of God

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

If God had wanted to establish a religion at Sinai, there would have been no need for a kingdom or nation. The Torah aims at far more than collective belief or individual enlightenment.