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When You Go Back Out

On the first Shabbat back in our sanctuary, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch discusses this week’s parasha, “Ki Tetze” — “When You Go Out.”: “Perhaps because ‘Ki Tetze’ begins with going out to war, much of the rest of the parasha is about striving for peace, social order, compassion and decency. The Torah emphasizes that even if violence is permitted, we do not strive for violence. These are decrees intended to inculcate humanity in us.”