Parashat Devarim / Ready for Rebuke

Rabbi Yohanan, son of Nuri, said: 'I had complained about Rabbi Akiva and he was punished with a flogging. Yet I know that he loved me all the more each time he was beaten, as it is written, "Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee."'

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This week’s Torah portion (Parashat Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) opens with Moses’ address to the nation on the eve of its entry into the Promised Land: “These are hadevarim [the words] which Moses spoke...