May 27th, 2015• 0 Comments
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Since Israel’s birthday is in the news, it’s hard to ignore the relevance of this week’s Torah portion, which defines in succinct and pointed terms the purpose of the Land of Israel.
Take the “scoundrel” by its throat and strangle it. Not with your hands or with violence, but with light. Strangle darkness with light. Asphyxiate pain with joy.
Present day conflict has a direct source in biblical schisms of our forefathers, and in the ongoing war between the spiritual and the material.