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Ki Tavo, Covenants, and the Queen

On the Reflective Power of Symbols

What can we do to ensure that our deepest, most enduring relationships remain effective, vibrant, and resonant? How do successful relationships survive the pressure of the tough times, or even just the eroding banality of mundane life? Ki Tavo tells of the establishment of a new covenant between Am Yisrael and HaShem.…

Brit Milah, Covenant and Partnership

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on April 4, 1998

Parshat Tazria details many laws of purity and impurity which, for the most part, are not relevant today. However, it begins with the laws of childbirth and the mitzvah of brit milah, of circumcising Jewish males on the eighth day. What is the purpose of the brit milah?…