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Archive: April 2023

Land of Milk and Honey—Exploring the Blessing of Israel

by Rabbi Eitan Cooper
Posted on April 27, 2023

We’ve all heard the phrase—Israel is the “Land Flowing with Milk and Honey.”  But what exactly does this mean? And can this phrase teach us anything in particular, as we reflect on Israel turning 75 this past week? The end of this week’s Torah Portion (Achrei Mot-Kedoshim) contains one of the several instances of this famous description of Israel (though it is the only time in the book of Leviticus that it appears).…

The Legacy of Enclosure

What Biblical Workers’ Rights can Teach us about Privatizing the Public Domain

The law locks up the man or woman  Who steals the goose from off the common  But leaves the greater villain loose  Who steals the common from off the goose. The law demands that we atone  When we take things we do not own  But leaves the lords and ladies fine  Who take things that are yours and mine.…