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We Do Not Live by Reason Alone

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(Chukat, Numbers 19:1-22:1)
June 25, 2014

The law of the red heifer in this week’s reading from the Book of Numbers, to put it plainly, makes no sense. The Torah mandates an elaborate ritual of purification by which a red cow is slaughtered and burned and its ashes used to purify those rendered ritually impure by contact with a corpse. Such […]

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