Monthly Archives: January 2010

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Beshallakh 5770 – War Chants

Here it is, Shabbat Shirah, the Shabbat of Song, and I am deeply troubled by the roots of music in the holy texts of our tradition. Both the parasha and the haftarah  contain songs (or poems, or whatever  you wish … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Bo 5770-In the Middle of the Night

[Well, after a much needed vacation in Mexico, I ws finally back teaching Judaism to students this week and discovered that the spark is still there, despite layers of cynicism and despair. So there was inspiration enough for me to … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Vayekhi 5770 – Musing Block?

This is a difficult musing for me to write. If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed I’ve missed writing the last few weeks-without even offering explanations. My apologies to you for that failure on my part. My passion … Continue reading

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