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Oxford Jewish Thought

Lectures, essays, questions & articles

by Rabbi Eli Brackman

Parsha and Manuscript: Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

 

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 One of the most important teachings of the Torah is found in this week’s Torah portion of Kedoshim:[1] ‘Love your fellow as yourself: I am the Lord.’ We will look at this teaching through the lens of the commentary of Rashi, where Rashi comments: ‘Rabbi Akiva says: This is a fundamental principle of the Torah.’

 

Interestingly, there are three versions of this comment as found in the printed edition and the Oxford manuscripts:

 

1. In the printed edition it states, as above: ‘Rabbi Akiva says: This is a fundamental principle of the Torah - Zeh k’lal gadol b’Torah.’ This is also how it is found in the following manuscripts… Read More »

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