Monthly Archives: February 2010

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Tetzaveh 5770 – A Nation of Priests (and a Shtickel Purim)

Does it bother you? It bothers me. Judaism is a religion with a hereditary priesthood. G”d does play favorites. People still take this hereditary priesthood seriously, despite our pretenses otherwise. We still give the Kohanim the first aliyah. Geneticists have … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – T’rumah 5770 – Finessing Idolatry, or Outgrowing It?

C’mon. C’MON! Mishkan, the place of dwelling. Such a thing should be anathema to an omni-present G”d. If G”d truly is everywhere, what is the need for this Mishkan, and inside of it this holy Ark, all of them designed … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Mishpatim 5770 – Divine Picnic

Just three years ago I wrote a musing for parashat Mishpatim entitled  “To See, To Behold, To Eat, To Drink.” In it, I wrote this about the brief encounter with G”d that Moses, Aaron, and 70 elders had, in Chapter … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat – Yitro 5770-Special Effects

Jeremy Moses posted a most interesting dvar Torah at MyJewishLearning.com on Yitro entitled "LOST: Was Yitro Right or Wrong." http://www.myjewishlearning.com/blog/?p=2737 It’s a great read, and I heartily recommend it. It also got me thinking about a lot of things – … Continue reading

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