The Tree of Knowledge of Positivity and Negativity

How to translate the rabbinic term yetser ha-ra—and how not to.

The Lincoln Imp. Lincoln Cathedral, England.

The Lincoln Imp. Lincoln Cathedral, England.

Observation
Nov. 25 2015
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