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Circumcise your hearts

Parashat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/circumcise_your_hearts_20120808

Consider the artichoke for a moment. It is an odd but instructive vegetable. An artichoke is prickly and surrounded by an armor of leaves protecting the soft center, the heart of the food. Boiling or steaming it loosens the protective leaves, permitting you to pick them off one by one, unwrapping the delicious gift that lies inside.

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