Monthly Archives: September 2009

Random Musing Before Shabbat-Ha’azinu/Shabbat Shuva 5770-Our Prayers Aren’t Bull

Nine years ago, I wrote a musing for Shabbat Shuvah entitled "Bull From Our Lips" I offer it again to you this year, slightly massaged, revised, and re-written. The prophet Hosea says in one of the special haftarot for Shabbat … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Rosh Hashanah 5770 The Dualities of Life II

This musing is an adaptation of my musing from Rosh Hashanah 5763 May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. We are told, "On Rosh Hashanah it is written, on Yom Kippur it is sealed." For many Jews, … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Nitzavim/Vayeilekh 5769-Disconnecting and Reconnecting the Dots

Six years ago, I wrote a musing for this parsha entitled "Connecting the Dots" In it, I explored the possible meanings of the Masoretic "dots" inserted above the first 11 letters of the words "lanu ul’vaneinu ad" (only the final … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Ki Tavo 5769-If It Walks & Talks Like a Creed…

Judaism, it is said, is a religion without a true creed. Creed is defined as: creed (plural creeds) That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered … Continue reading

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