“Justice, justice you shall pursue…” Why the repetition? Avraham Ibn Ezra gives us three possible understandings.
God gives Moses a mission – save the Israelites from slavery. When Moses worries about his speaking ability, God gives him a spokesman, his brother Aaron.
Numbers 35 describes the cities of refuge. Accidental killers find safety there, but also a prison – they must remain there until the high priest dies.
Exodus 22:27 prohibits cursing judges and leaders. Is this a way to silence those questioning leadership? Rashbam thinks it is something more fundamental.
In 1963, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was invited to address those gathered at the Race and Religion Conference, organized by…