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Ki Teitzei: Losers Keepers 2

Ki Teitzei: Losers Keepers

How much access, if any, should the NSA have to your communication records? That’s a hotly debated topic these days. At the root of that question lies the unavoidable conflict between the two great...

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Parshas Shoftim Sweets and Treats

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshas Shoftim, Moshe instructs the Jews to appoint judges and law enforcement officers in every city, telling them specifically, “justice, justice shall you pursue.” A crime must be thoroughly...

Re’eh: Don’t wander astray 6

Re’eh: Don’t wander astray

The group set out one cool summer morning, looking forward to the challenge ahead. The four friends had grown up together in a small town on the edge of the desert, and were all...

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Tu B’av: Lessons for a Relationship

You’re more likely to find sales on salmon rather than heart-shaped boxes of candy in kosher supermarkets during the Jewish month of Av. That’s because the month begins with the Nine Days leading up...