Monthly Archives: February 2009

Random Musing Before Shabbat-T’rumah 5769-Planning for Always

The plans that we read in parashat T’rumah for the construction of the mishkan are thorough and detailed. There’s some room left from individual artistry and craftsmanship, nevertheless, the basic structure of the mishkan and its individual components is clear. … Continue reading

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Mishpatim 5769-Redux 5757/5761-Change From The Inside

  Every year I always try to think about examining other parts of the text in this portion, but something always draws me back to Exodus 24:7, with its "na’aseh venishma." In one of my first musings on Mishpatim, years … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Yitro 5769-Evolution Shabbat

  An economy in ruins. A valiant pilot saves the lives of all aboard his aircraft when he ditches it in the Hudson river. A commuter plane crashes into a house and kills all on board and those in the … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat-Beshalakh (Shabbat Shirah) 5769-Mi Khamonu II

Exactly ten years ago, I wrote a musing for parashat Beshalakh/Shabbat Shirah entitled "Mi Khamonu?" I started out this way: Who is like you, Ad"nai, among the gods? Who is like you, awesome in splendor, working wonders? For a brief … Continue reading

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