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Sep 15 2013

Unetaneh Tokef and Rabbi Amnon of Mainz- an Anti-Martyrdom Rant

        As we turn now to the powerful words of the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, we contemplate this question- What is the elusive, awful charisma of martyrdom?  Tragically, in our own generation, we have seen a resurgence of the notion that there is great glory in dying for one’s religious beliefs.  The story of the Akedah …

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