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Bamidbar 5765 — Deep Throat

May 22, 2005

 Thirty two years ago, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein had clandestine meetings in a Washington DC parking garage with a highly placed source known as “Deep Throat.” Real cloak and dagger stuff—they arranged meetings with signals like leaving a flowerpot in a particular window, or circling the page number of a particular page...
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Behar 5765

May 14, 2005

The Muslims call us Jews “people of the Book.” It’s not a bad description. Look at the elaborate ritual we went through this morning with our book—quoting verses and saying prayers before taking the book out of the cabinet, carrying the beautifully dressed book reverently around the synagogue, people kissing it as it passes...
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Mattot 5765 — Silence Implies Consent

May 3, 2005
Mattot 5765 — Silence Implies Consent

Qui tacet consentit. Latin for “silence implies consent.” I don’t know where the old Romans came up with it, but it’s a principle we can derive from this week’s Torah portion, Mattot: “If a woman vows a vow to the Lord, and binds herself by an oath, being in her father’s house in her...
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