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A discussion about the significance of the commandment to refrain from consuming sherotzim, creeping creatures, and why Moses took issue with it.
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The Talmud teaches that the spiritual unity represented by the half-shekel laws precedes the physical differences of cross-breeding laws.
Spiritual and material principles are discussed in the context of laws of shechitah (slaughtering), as well as Chassidic perspectives of man.
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Why do pigs receive so much flak, and what is unique about the pig that causes it to be the universal symbol of degradation and insult?
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Why is the chassidah an impure bird? “Because she does kindness with her compatriots,” explained Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk.