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Ki Teitzei

Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Ki Teitzei 2016

Ki Teitzei: Weights and Measures

Last week marked the beginning of the month of Elul in the Jewish calendar. Customarily, Elul is a period of reflective preparation for the Days of Awe. In this context, I can’t help but read this week’s Torah portion (Ki Teitzei) with the High Holidays in mind. Jewish tradition holds that during this period, our good […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Statute of Limitations

Ki Teitzei: Statute of Limitations

In this week’s reading, Moshe continues his final teachings to the Children of Israel.  Ki Teitzei includes more than 70 mitzvot/religious obligations, including instructions for future relationships with recent enemies. Here I want to focus specifically on Moshe’s counsel regarding the Egyptians. As you may recall, Egypt played an important role not just in Exodus, but also in […]

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