Coarse lust or true love? Superficial yearnings or deep prophecy? Life is full of battles and each battle brings out the worst or the best in us. We are only human, and that is precisely why Torah provides a lifeline, whatever our strengths or failings. Today, in the month of Elul, we need to see ourselves for who we are, and use this special time of reflection and repentance to return to the person we are meant to be.
Ki Teitzei (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)
Parashat Ki Teitzei is read on Shabbat:
Elul 11, 5773/August 17, 2013