Monthly Archives: December 2011

Random Musing Before Shabbat Vayigash 5772–Redux & Revised 5760- Teleology 101: Does G"d Play Dice With the World

I’ve written on this issue before, even in relation to this Torah parasha. It continues to haunt me so I  continue to plumb the depths of the question “can good come from evil?” Joseph calms his brothers’ fears, and tells … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Miketz 5772–A Piece of That Kit Kat Bar

In this parasha, Miketz, which tells the center section of the Joseph saga, and leaves us with one of the great biblical cliffhangers, as we wait to learn the result of Joseph setting up Benjamin as the fall guy for … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayeishev 5772–The Ram’s Horn Rag

Some years back, I wrote a musing, Strangers Walking Together, based on one short phrase from the Haftarah for parashat Vayeishev, centered on this verse: 3:3 Can two walk together, without having met? In that musing, I asserted that we … Continue reading

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Random Music Before Shabbat – Vayishlakh 5772 – One and Many, Many and One

This parasha is rich with things to muse upon. I never know what’s going to catch my attention. Perhaps because I have mused many times upon the more significant events in the parasha, I sought out something different. I found … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Vayeitze 5772 – Stumbling on Smooth Paths

The editorial committee that created the JPS translation of the Tanakh was composed of very wise, scholarly folks. Despite my own humility and acknowledged limited level of knowledge I’ve sometimes taken them to task for their word choices. Sometimes, conveniently, … Continue reading

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