Tag Archives: Mishnah

Sanctity & Culture: Winners & Losers in a Dysfunctional Society

Sanctity in a Dysfunctional Society … we [in modern society] make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources (3/7)

Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources Fasting in post-biblical Judaism offered holiness and obedience in the absence of sacrificial ritual services and prayers associated with the Temple. It also helped to preserve the separate and distinct character of the Jewish people … Continue reading

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Kosher Hearts: Exercising Our Spiritual Palate

  Kosher Hearts Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and … Continue reading

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