Confessing Good Deeds 2: Keep mitzvot and be ashamed

Posted by Levi Cooper on June 23, 2019
Topics: A Shot of Torah

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In this first installation in a new mini-series, the Maggid of Melbourne introduces two mitzvot that are performed twice every seven years: Biyur Maasrot – ensuring that all tithes have been distributed (Deuteronomy 14:28-29), and Viduy Maaser – the celebratory declaration that this has been done (Deuteronomy 26:12-15).

In the following installments we will explore why the Sages refer to the Biblically mandated declaration as a “confession”.

Stay tuned for the continuation of this captivating new podcast series…

Credits
Levi Cooper – Host
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer
Whether or not you are fortunate to be physically present in our Beit Midrash this summer, join us for a Shot of Summer Torah. The Maggid of Melbourne, Levi Cooper, will take you on a quest to discover two forgotten mitzvot: Biyur Maasrot – ensuring that all tithes have been distributed (Deuteronomy 14:28-29), and Viduy Maaser – the celebratory declaration that this has been done (Deuteronomy 26:12-15). From the Bible, on to the Rabbis, and right through to today. There is only one more thing to say: TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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