How Far Must I Go?

September 17th, 2016 — Shabbat Ki Teitzei

Rabbi Sharon Brous

As the Israelites prepare to build their own sovereign society, they are warned by Moses that if they see their brother’s animal lost or suffering under a burden, they must not remain indifferent. Powerful way to build a sense of shared responsibility, until you remember that in Exodus we were commanded not only to go out of our way for our brothers, but even for our enemies. What happened?