VOLUNTEER WOMEN ASSIST IN A HOME BIRTH IN BEIT SHEMESH
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HOLOCAUST: POLISH POLICE PROBE AUSCHWITZ FAR-RIGHT PROTEST
Polish police have asked prosecutors to examine evidence against ultra-nationalists who demon-strated at Auschwitz on Holocaust Memorial Day.
ISRAEL'S PM SIGNS DEALS WITH CHAD'S PRESIDENT DEBY
Chad and Israel have renewed diplomatic ties in what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described as "a partnership... to forge a prosperous and secure future for our countries".
ASK THE RABBI
LAWFUL & AW FUL
By DR. RABBI RAYMOND APPLE
Q. In the remarkable array of laws in this parashah, the odd man out deals with the food we eat (Ex. 22:30).
In this statement of kashrut, like other such instances in the Torah, the text uses the language of sanctity: “You shall be holy people to Me”. Two questions – what are food laws doing in a code of civil and criminal law, and why all of a sudden a reference to holiness?
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