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Chukas – Pure From Impure

Why is the Red Heifer specifically red? Why must it be completely burnt? How is it that the one involved in preparing it becomes impure, and yet it causes those who use it to become pure? What is the depth behind the midrash’s statement that numerous great people were the progeny of individuals who were…

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Chukas – Transcendent Statute

Why is the concept of the Red Heifer referred to as a statute? What is the paradox of this commandment? Why were only Moshe and R’ Akiva privy to an understanding of it? Why did R’ Akiva have more of an understanding than Moshe? What is the idea of a chok-statute? How and why does…

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