good and evil
Psalm 1: The Best Way to Combat Evil

Psalm 1: The Best Way to Combat Evil

By Rabbi Avi Baumol Much has been written about the first Psalm.  Rav Yudan, a fourth century Palestinian scholar, considered it "the choicest of all Psalms."  That being said, it is incumbent upon us to understand the uniqueness of this...

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The Portion of Nitzavim

The Portion of Nitzavim

This week’s portion is one of the shortest in the Torah, with a mere 40 verses (next week’s Vayelech has only 30). Even when the two are combined, which happens most years, they number fewer verses than most other single portions. The...

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