Monthly Archives: October 2010

Random Musings Before Shabbat – Hayyei Sarah 5771 – The Book That Isn’t – Yet

[Many of my readers know that for years I have wanted to write a book telling the story of what happened after the akedah. It’s my theory (though not original to me or others) that Isaac went to live with … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Vayera 5771 – Density

The Torah is a rich treasure, with both surfaces and deep depths to be mined. Our tradition asks us to reconsider the entire Torah on a regular cycle. Some of us divide it up so that it takes 3 years … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat – Lekh Lekha 5771 – Things are Seldom What They Seem (An Excerpt from the Journal of Lot) (Redux 5760)

Haverim: This is not only a favorite of mine, but a favorite of some of you as well. I actually received some requests to share it once again, so here it is: Random Musings Before Shabbat – Lech Lecha 5760 … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat-Noakh 5771 (Redux 5765) – A P’shat in the Dark

A favorite from 6 years ago. I hope you enjoy it a second time around. And don’t dig any deeper to understand why I’m repeating it, as that’s sort of the whole point of this musing anyway. Sometimes that cigar … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-B’reishit 5771-B’reishit Bara Anashim

In a beginning, when human beings first began to try and make sense of their existence – their thoughts on such things being all jumbled and incoherent, with fear of the un-illuminated upon their psyches, and wisps of understanding dangling … Continue reading

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