Monthly Archives: May 2008

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Bekhukotai 5768 – Idle Idols Idyllic

In the Haftarah for parashat Bekhukotai, the prophet Jeremiah uses these well-known words: "Can a man make gods for himself? No-gods are they!" You would think, after all our history and experience, we would have given up on idols, idol … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Behar 5768 – Too Difficult?

I am about to commit a sacrilege. I am about to engage in an enormous act of hubris. Of course, I’ve always been a gadfly, so why stop now. Might as well go out even further on a limb.Just before … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Behar 5768 – Too Difficult?

I am about to commit a sacrilege. I am about to engage in an enormous act of hubris. Of ocurse, I;ve always been a gadfly, so why stop now. Might as well go out even further on a limb.Just before … Continue reading

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Why Do Cars Have Blind Spots?

Just a random thought that popped into my head while driving today. Why is it that cars still have blind spots? Surely, with all our engineering and technology expertise, we can figure out a way to overcome this simple design … Continue reading

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Pulitzer-Caliber Reporting from NPR All Things Considered Melissa Block

As I wrote to NPR: "Melissa Block’ s heartfelt story following Wang Wei and Fu Guanyu as they tried to find their missing child and Wang’s parents amidst the rubble was journalism at its absolute finest. This piece deserves a … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Emor 5768 Appointments With G”d

On the wall in my office, I have posted a laminated clipping from a Dilbert Cartoon. In it, Pointy-Haired Boss is speaking to Catbert, the devilsh Human Resources person. PHB: "My open door policy is ruining my business. PHB: "People … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Kedoshim 5768 – Unfamiliar Spirits

A number of times in the Torah, and in this week’s parasha also more than once, we are reminded not to interact with or trust in ghosts or familiar spirits. As we know, when something appears multiple times in the … Continue reading

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