Local Judge, Distant Sentence

Local Judge, Distant Sentence

“…These shall be for you a statute of justice for all your generations, in all your dwelling places…” – Bamidbar 35:29 וְהָיוּ אֵלֶּה לָכֶם לְחֻקַּת מִשְׁפָּט לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם בְּכֹל מוֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם – במדבר לה, כט A person who accidentally caused someone’s death would be exiled by the court to one of the six Cities of Refuge where he would be safe from […]

July 17, 2015 at 10:15 PM 0 comments

24-Hour Security

24-Hour Security

“… Six cities of refuge shall serve for you…” – Bamidbar 35:13 שֵׁשׁ עָרֵי מִקְלָט תִּהְיֶינָה לָכֶם – במדבר לה, יג The Sefer Hachinuch enumerates six mitzvos that are obligatory constantly; “their obligation does not depart from the person for a single moment throughout his lifetime.” These are: 1) To believe in G‑d. 2) Not to believe in any power […]

July 16, 2015 at 10:28 PM 0 comments

Reciprocating the Gift of the Land of Israel

Reciprocating the Gift of the Land of Israel

“…Command the Bnei Yisrael and say to them: When you arrive in the land of Canaan, this is the land that will fall to you as an inheritance, the land of Canaan according to its borders…” – Bamidbar 34:2 צַו אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם כִּי אַתֶּם בָּאִים אֶל הָאָרֶץ כְּנָעַן זֹאת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר תִּפֹּל לָכֶם בְּנַחֲלָה אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן לִגְבֻלֹתֶיהָ […]

July 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM 0 comments