Deuteronomy

Just Say No – Ki Tetze 5783

The sages assert (Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 25a and parallels) that “the Torah was not given to ministering angels.” The implication is that human beings, unlike the angels, are creatures with desires which can sometimes motivate bad behavior. Given this condition,...

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Fixtures – Ekev 5783

Legal scholars distinguish between chattel and fixtures. Chattel refers to movable property like clothing and books; anything that can be removed without doing damage to physical property. Fixtures, on the other hand, are annexed to the realty, that is, permanently...

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What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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