Parashat Masei / How to Resolve a Paradox

The sages induce an important Sabbath law from the words, ‘let no man go out of his place on the seventh day’: On the Sabbath, people should stay close to home and not set out on long excursions.

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When God divides the Promised Land among the 12 Tribes of Israel, he commands each of them to allocate cities for the Levites, to whom no portion of Canaan will be given: “Command the children of Israel, that...