Monthly Archives: February 2014

Misunderstanding Belief

It dawned on me not long ago that we frequently confuse the secular concept “belief” with אמונה, Emunah, which can also be translated with the word “belief”.  In the secular sense, believing is equivalent to joining a particular religion.  “Do … Continue reading

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כי תשה: Volunteered Freedom/Volunteered Slavery

The Parsha, weekly Torah portion, Ki Tissa, begins with a census/tax.  Every adult male is mandated to contribute a half-shekel for the maintenance of the Mishkan (the portable sanctuary of the desert, in service until the Beit Mikdash, the Temple … Continue reading

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