- A person who kills accidentally is exiled to a city of refuge where s/he receives protection from the vengeful family. What responsibility do we have for accidents?
- As a condition for their receiving their father's portion in the Land of Israel as an inheritance, Tzelophhad's daughters are enjoined from marrying outside their tribe, lest the land be identified as belonging to another tribe. We often find that local loyalties are very powerful, sometimes even superceding national ones. (Note the devotion fans often have to local teams or Hassidim to their Rebbe.) Are local loyalties to be encouraged or discouraged? What dangers are there in parochial loyalties?
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