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Gotta Hand it To Him (Vaetchanan)

Preview: Premeditated murder incurs greater guilt than “accidental” murder. That’s the argument underlying the Biblical institution of the “cities of refuge.” It’s also the argument which Reuven advances when trying to rescue Yosef from the hands of his brothers. Coincidence? Probably not, because this is far from the only detail about the refuge cities which evoke the sale of Yosef.

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