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Parashat Acharei Mot-K'doshim (April 20, 2013)
by Dr. Mark Weisstuch

SCAPEGOATING. It is a dynamic of human behavior with which we are all familiar. A problem develops. It could be political, social, economic, domestic or personal, and those suffering from the problem cast blame on an individual or a group, imputing to them the source of the problem. In the Middle Ages, Jews were held responsible for the Black Death. Hitler pointed to the Jews as the reason for the economic and social travails of Germany. Today, some say gays are the reason for the decline in family values, and immigrants are indicted for the high levels of unemployment.

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