Monthly Archives: January 2012

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Bo 5772–Lifting the Cover of Darkness

Eleven years ago, I wrote wondering why the Israelites had simply not left Egypt under the cover of darkness during the 9th plague. I wrote: Random Musing Before Shabbat – Bo 5771 – Cover of Darkness The question seems so … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat-Va’era 5772 – Got It! (Revised and Adapted from 5761 – Just Not Getting It)

A decade ago, I wrote about our parasha. I’m going to share it with you in its entirety before adding some reflections from today: —–begin 2001 thoughts——– Sometimes, there are things that are beyond a persons comprehension. Sometimes, we humans … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Sh’mot 5772–Is Might Ever Right?

Maybe G”d needed a Merlin. Maybe G”d needed to be turned into a fish, a hawk, an ant, a goose, and a badger. Maybe (and yes this borders on the heretical) G”d needed to be turned into a human being … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayekhi 5772–A Different HaMalakh HaGoel

It’s so convenient and we so overlook it. Joseph brings Ephraim and Menashe before Jacob for his final blessing, and Jacob offers the familiar and beautiful words: Vay’variekh et Yoseif vayomar: HaElohim asher  avotai l’fanaiv Avraham v’Yitzkhak; HaElohim Ha-ro’eh oti … Continue reading

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