Monthly Archives: January 2009

Random Musing Before Shabbat-Bo 5769 – Keretz MiTzafon

A fews years back, for 5764, I wrote a musing based on words found in the haftarah for parashat Bo (Jeremiah 46:13-28.) Today, I muse randomly some more on that subject. In the second half of verse 20 we read: … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Va’era 5769 – Substitute

(When you read this week’s title, I encourage you to hear the word as said by Koko in Gilbert & Sullivan’s "The Mikado" as he is arguing with Nanki-Poo to stop him from killing himself, and realizes that herein lies … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Sh’mot 5769-Tzav Latzav II

Nine years ago I wrote a random musing for this parasha based on a bit of text from the hafatarah. I told an interesting tale about an incident that happened to me at the time, and reflected upon the experience. … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Vayekhi 5769 – Enough with The Hereditary Payback Already

This morning as I was driving, I happened to catch a small portion of an interview that Rabbi Brad Hirschfield gave to host of NPR’s "Tell Me More." Rabbi Hirschfield has a unique perspective on the situation in Israel and … Continue reading

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We’ll Have Hava Nashira, But What Will Replace CAJE this summer for Jewish Music?

As some of you may have already heard, our harsh economic conditions have forced the cancellation of the 2009 CAJE Conference this August. Aside from Hava Nashira, CAJE has been one of the primary places where creators and performers of … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Vayigash 5759 – “He’s a Cookin’a Somethin’ A-up”

It seemed like a good idea at the time. The money had run out. (I wonder if it even occurred to them to just mint more of it-nah, too modern an idea.) OK, we’ll buy your animals in exchange for … Continue reading

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