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The Kiss

Parshat Chukat-Balak (Numbers 19:1-25:9)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/the_kiss_20020621

In this week's Torah portion, we are introduced to the concept of a chok (statute) -- a divine law that we do not understand. We are required to do it without knowing why, or what we are accomplishing spiritually with the performance of the mitzvah. Question: Are chukim statutes that have deep significance that we just don't know, or are they just dictates from the Almighty for us to follow without any inherent reason or meaning?

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