Monthly Archives: February 2011

Random Musing Before Shabbat-Vayakhel 5771-Giving Up the Gold Standard

What is it about gold? Though centuries separated their times, both Moses and Betzalel, and later Hiram and Solomon, fashioned the most central items for the mishkan/temple of gold. Though millennia separate us from Moses, Betzalel, Solomon and Hiram, today … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Ki Tissa 5771 – Still Waiting for the Fire

It’s a lesson I’ve expounded upon many times – that we all wait for the big demonstration when all around us little miracles (and not so little miracles) take place all the time. It takes so much to impress us … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-T’rumah 5771-TorahLeaks

Religion, and in particular, religious rites and the places and accoutrements that accompany them, tend, in general, to have some level of mystery and secrecy. Priestly classes develop which become the keepers of the mysteries, the secret knowledge. We find … Continue reading

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