Monthly Archives: August 2011

Random Musing Before Shabbat-Re’eh 5771-Revisiting B’lo L’sav’a

Twice before, at turning points/new beginnings in my career, I wrote and shared musings for parashat Re’eh entitled B’lo L’sav’a. It seemed fitting at yet another new beginning to revisit this theme again. Some of you know my history, some … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Eikev 5771-Lining Up Alphabetically by Height

I am not a sports enthusiast. In fact, I am pretty sure I didn’t even watch the half-time show of the last Superbowl. Yes, I do occasionally attend a baseball game. I usually do watch at least some of the … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Va’etkhanan/Nakhamu 5771 – Comfort

The timing of Shabbat Nakhamu is consistent in the Jewish calendar, coming as it does after Tisha B’Av and taking us from a place of utter despair to one of comfort and hope. This year, its timing within the secular … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-D’varim/Shabbat Hazzon 5771-Redux 5766-Refractory Recalcitrant Recidivists

So, before the mournful Tisha B’Av, we get Shabbat Hazon, the Sabbath of Prophecy (vision? foresight?) named after the first words in the haftarah reading from Y’shayahu (Isaiah) chapter one. Talk about a downer. Isaiah reports G”d’s  words, spoken like … Continue reading

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