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Want vs. Need

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)
URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/want_vs_need_20040827

Ki Tetze contains more commandments than any other Torah portion. Some commandments studding the text cause us to crinkle our brow. Rather than general ethical maxims, they are ethical baby steps -- commandments that seem to be trying to toddle away from Hammurabi's Code of Laws and more severe systems.

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