Monthly Archives: June 2011

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Korakh 5771 – Supporting Our “Priests” and “Levites”

I’m writing this week’s musing from a very selfish standpoint. For the last few decades, I have primarily made my living as a Jewish Educator, especially supervising supplemental religious school programs or teaching for them. If you’ve been following my … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Sh’lakh L’kha – Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat

There is a legal principle in western law expressed in the Latin phrase “Ignorantia juris non excusat” which literally means “ignorance of the law does not excuse” and which is commonly expressed as “ignorance of the law is no excuse” … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – B’ha’alot’kha 5771-Manadatory Retirement

As I have mentioned before, B’ha’alot’kha is a densely-packed parasha, with many lessons and ideas. I commend to you other musings I have written on this parasha to explore some of them. This year, as I was rereading the early … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Naso 5771 – The Nazarite Conundrum

Both this week’s Torah portion and Haftarah speak of the nazir, one who has pledged a life of service to G”d. This is surely and honorable and admirable thing. It takes someone really special to live the life required of … Continue reading

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