Kee Teitzei 5765-2005

"The Revolution that Started with a Fence"

Although the Torah is often looked upon by its detractors as an ancient, even primitive, code of law, parashat Kee Teitzei demonstrates clearly how the Torah was really light-years ahead of its time. The simple law of ma'akeh, the requirement to place a protective parapet or barrier around the roof, underscores the Torah's central theme--that any hazard that may compromise public or private safety must be eliminated.

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