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Menachot 33b – Mezuzah: Mitzvah or Magic?

[The theme of mezuzah as amulet or mitzvah is discussed in an article-length treatment by Martin Gordon in an article that appeared in Tradition, and is available on our Resources page.  I thank Michael Fruchter for bringing my attention to … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Sacrifices

In anticipation of the end of Zevachim and the reading of Vayikra this Shabbat, it is appropriate to reflect on the different reasons given for animal sacrifices, and their relevance today.  The following is from my source sheet, The Reason … Continue reading

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