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The Apprentice

Re'eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 )

by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair

In the ancient world, when grieving for a dead person, idol worshippers would make a bald spot in their hair between the eyes. The Torah explicity forbids this practice in Parshat Re'eh. Why?

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