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The Grandfathers (Shemot)

Preview: There’s a funny midrash about a promise Yitro once asked Moshe to make regarding how he’d raise his children, and it sounds a whole lot like the oath Yaakov makes Yosef take in this week’s parshah. Did Chazal see a relationship here? What’s the lesson for us?

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The Semantics of Sin (Aharei Mot)

Preview: What do the Torah’s words for sin – ז.נ.ה, פ.ש.ע, ח.ט.א, ע.ו.ן – all have in common?

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Leading from the Front (Re’eh)

Preview: How the story of Micah’s idols, in sefer Shoftim, evokes Moshe’s warnings about national downfall in this week’s parshah – and why the Levi plays such a prominent role in both.

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In Man’s Image (Ki Tissa)

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