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What’s in a fence?

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:19 am

Parshat Ki Tetze, Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19

“Careful, don’t step in the gutter!” My 3-year-old had heard this refrain before, but here I stood, at the edge of our front garden, warning for the upteenth time of the dangers of stepping into the gutter bordering the street. His older sister turned to me with a 4-year-old’s impeccable logic. “But the gutter is next to the street, it isn’t the actual street,” she argued expertly. Surely, the gutter isn’t a dangerous place to stand.

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