Parshas Ki Savo: The Destruction Of Amaleik As A Means To An End & The Real Work Of The High Holidays

Last week’s parsha concludes with the commandment to destroy the nation of Amaleik. This week’s parsha begins by listing the unique mitzvos ha’teluyos ba’aretz, or the mitzvos that are only able to be fulfilled in the land of Israel, starting with bikkurim. Rashi often asks what the connection between two seemingly unrelated parshios is, but he is curiously silent here...

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No Fear Biblical Criticism: Archaeology, History, & Tanakh In The Palace Of The Torah

This series would be critically lacking if I did not deal with questions of archaeology, history, and Tanakh. However, this series, general and introductory as it is, does not provide enough time or space for me to address the large range of issues and contradictions that arise from this topic...

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