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The Torah commands that "No leaven, nor any honey, shall be offered by fire to G-d" (Leviticus 2:11). Ultra-sweet honey and ultra-sour leaven, are opposite extremes; G-d does not like extremes.
Chassidic master Rabbi Mendel of Kotzk
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Biblical exegesis, or the interpretation (Drash) of the Torah, was part of the rabbinic tradition since the earliest literary period. What makes certain interpretations valid and others not? Why is interpretation needed altogether?
More than Torah is about keeping rules, it’s about breaking them. Torah is about transcending the rules of the universe and creating freedom.
The garment surrounds our body; the fringes hang off it. They represent the two aspects of G-d’s being: His true self that is totally beyond our grasp, and the tiny fraction of His being we can experience.
In the morning, we alternate. But for bread, we wash each hand three times consecutively. Why the difference?
I did not know how to deal with the loss, and I took it out on the One who was responsible. I turned my back on G‑d.
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