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WARTS-AND-ALL IS TRUE PERFECTION (PODCAST)

February 13th, 2020

The constant obsession with perfection that motivates modern culture to airbrush out any imperfections from images of cultural icons ultimately traces itself back to the ancient pagans, who could not conceive of their gods as being anything but perfect.

Rabbi Dunner reveals how Judaism rejected this notion from its very inception, as conveyed by an interesting contrast in the two versions of the Exodus narrative associated with Jethro in Parshat Yitro. A powerful insight by the first Radomsker Rebbe explains why Moses felt the need to tell Jethro a story he had clearly already heard before.

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