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48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #8

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #8, “Humility” You ask for my opinion?...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #7

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #7, “Fear” In the room in which Rabbi Joseph...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #6

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #6, “Awe” I am in awe when I stand at the...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #5

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #5, “An Intelligent Heart” “Intelligence...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #4

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #4, “Understanding of the Heart”...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #3

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.”  This week: Way #3, “Articulate Speech” Go into a library...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #2

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.”  This week: Way #2, “Attentive Listening” Every single Jew...

48 ways to acquire Torah: Way #1

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” For the next 48 weeks, I shall address each of these ways. This...

Just when you thought things in Syria could not get any worse

Mass population transfer The way Middle East expert Mordechai Kedar paints it, the last thing Israel has to worry about in Syria is a major Iranian military presence...

Two Passover takes: the Bible’s and the historian’s

Do we really know what happened when the ancient Israelites left Egypt? We don’t, and it’s a good thing we don’t, for if we did, we likely would not be here to...