Monthly Archives: July 2011

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Masei 5771 – Cause and Effect

Every decision, every choice, has an outcome. Sometimes the consequences are as intended, other times they are not. Sometimes we get unexpected results. Sometimes the effects are only local, other times the effects can be quite distant (and surprising.) None … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Matot 5771 – Don’t Become Like…Them

Some years back, I wrote in praise of Moshe’s ability to “punt” in a difficult situation, as he did in dealing with the Gadites, Reubenites and others who asked to settle in the land east of the Jordan which they … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Pinkhas 5771 – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

I have been trying for some time now to find a hook in either this week’s parasha or haftarah on which to hang what I planned to write about in this musing. I haven’t yet found it. It’s probably there, … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Balak 5771-Imperfect Justice Is No Excuse

It’s a well-worn path, but one worth re-treading. These ever so famous words of the prophet Micah which appear in this week’s haftarah: He (sic) has told you, O man, what is good,And what the L”rd requires of you:Only to … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Chukat 5771

OK, I’m exhausted. It’s not an easy job for someone my age (56) to be working at the high energy level required to be a day camp songleader. I’m working as Jewish Music Specialist for the 92nd St. Y’s Yomi … Continue reading

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