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Robert Fulford: Listen to dissenters. Their views can be messy and inconvenient, but they sometimes change the world

Half a century ago, Israel’s victory over aggressive Arab nations in the Six Day War established it as surprisingly powerful. But at the higher level of the Israel Defense Forces, that victory also created a superiority complex that led, six years later, to bitter disillusion. 862 more words

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The Scapegoat of Yom Kippur - Interesting article


The second goat was not sent into the wilderness as a sacrifice to a foreign god or demon. The act of sending the live goat out into the wilderness, which was unholy ground, was to send the sins of the people where they belonged—to the demonic domain. 81 more words


May 24, 2017/Reviewing a Prayer

At first glance, it may seem that John 17 is repetitious. It seems as if Jesus goes over the same territory in this intercessory prayer which causes us to wonder what He was about in praying like this. 680 more words

Commentary for Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Acharei Mot, the first of this week’s two parshahs, is closely associated with Yom Kippur. The first of its three chapters introduces us to the holiday and describes the Yom Kippur sacrifice and is thus read in synagogue on Yom Kippur morning, while its third chapter is read on Yom Kippur afternoon. 692 more words

Hey Dad? Next Yom Kippur Can I Fast “Marwan Barghouti Style?”

Today Jews worldwide are asking their parents, therapists, significant others, rabbis, and spouses whether it would be possible to observe this year’s Yom Kippur” Marwan Barghouti style”: by pretending to refuse to eat, but then secretly eating. 49 more words