Spoil the Child, and Spare the Rod

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You are all standing today before Hashem[2] One of the ways that we have traditionally understood this pasuk is as reassurance to a Klal Yisrael that was left trembling by the ninety-eight imprecations in the tochechah/rebuke of the previous parshah. Moshe tells them that their fears are misplaced. All who heard those curses somehow survived […]

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