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A Leader’s Sins

“If a leader [“Nassi”] sins unintentionally and commits one of all G-d’s commandments, which may not be committed, incurring guilt.” (Perek 4, Pasuk 22) The Gemara (Horayot 10a) defines the leader referred to in this Pasuk, as the King. The…

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The Effects of Our Actions

The first three topics discussed consecutively in the parasha are: “Eshet YefatToar,” “IshaSenuah” and “Ben Sorer Umoreh.” “Eshet YefatToar,” concerns the laws of marrying a non-Jewish woman in a time of war. “IshaSenua” refers to the laws of a firstborn…

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Channelling Potential

“Chukim” are Mitsvot with no known rationale. The archetype to this category of Mitsvot, is the Mitsva of Para Adumah (red heifer), as it says “This is the decree of the Torah.” This Mitsva has two primary functions: 1. To purify…

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