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David calls the evil inclination “unclean,” as it is written [Ps. li. 12]: “Create for me a clean heart”; and when he says “a clean heart,” it must be an unclean one.

Solomon calls him “enemy,” as it is written [Prov. xxv. 21]: “If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink; for though you gather coals of fire upon his head, yet will the Lord repay it to you.” Do not read שלם (repay it), but שלים (he will make him peaceful toward thee).

Sukkot Chapter 5

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21 December in History

In 2008, Hamas officially declared this evening that it would not extend the six-month-old truce between Gaza factions and Israel. The announcement appeared to be anti-climatic since 11 Kassam rockets and five mortar shells had already pounded southern Israel by mid-afternoon.

14 Tevet in History

Today marks the passing of Reuven the son Yaakov Avinu (Jacob our Patriarch).

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