Monthly Archives: January 2011

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Mishpatim 5771-Getting Past the Apologetics

“Now the Presence of the L”rd appeared in the sight of the Israelites as a consuming fire on the top of the mountain. Moses went inside the cloud and ascended the mountain…” Twenty-five years ago today the shuttle Challenger became … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – 5771 – Redux (Beshalakh) 5762 Manna Mania

Preparing for my first Family Shabbat Service at The SAJ in my temporary role as fill-in music specialist, so I offer this favorite musing – and one I ought to reread and heed myself! – Adrian NOTE: This musing was … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Beshalakh 5771 – Praying That Moshe Was Wrong

Well, here it is, Shabbat Shirah again. As a musician, I should be overjoyed. Sadly, like so many others, the recent passing of Debbie Friedman (z”l) has dampened my enthusiasm. Of course the fitting thing to do in Debbie’s honor … Continue reading

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Remembering Debbie Friedman (z”l)

You may find this a funny way to remember and pay tribute to Debbie Friedman (z”l.) That’s just the point. This picture is, for me, a reminder of one of the funniest interactions that Debbie and I ever had. If … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Bo 57771 – Keretz MiTzafon-Again! (not the same as 5769)

Haverim:This week I am going to stray quite far from the text, and use it only as a jumping off point for something I really want to talk about. There may be many who don;t like what I have to … Continue reading

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