Monthly Archives: February 2012

Random Musing Before shabbat–T’rumah 5772–When Wool and Linen Together Are Not Shatnez

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Mishpatim/Shabbat Shekalim 5772–Repairing Our Damaged Temple

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Yitro 5772–Why I Won’t Be Unplugging on the National Day/Shabbat of Unplugging

This week I had intended to write about something completely different from what you will read following this introduction. I am, as I often do, wrestling with the many uses of Ani Ad”nai that we find in the Torah as … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Beshalakh 5772-Thankful For The Worst

וַיּ֨וֹשַׁע יְהוָ֜ה בַּיּ֥וֹם הַה֛וּא אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מִיַּ֣ד מִצְרָ֑יִם וַיַּ֤רְא יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֶת־מִצְרַ֔יִם מֵ֖ת עַל־שְׂפַ֥ת הַיָּֽם׃      וַיַּ֨רְא יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל אֶת־הַיָּ֣ד הַגְּדֹלָ֗ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֤ה יְהוָה֙ בְּמִצְרַ֔יִם וַיִּֽירְא֥וּ הָעָ֖ם אֶת־יְהוָ֑ה וַיַּֽאֲמִ֙ינוּ֙ בַּֽיהוָ֔ה וּבְמֹשֶׁ֖ה עַבְדּֽוֹ “Thus the L”rd delivered Israel that day from the Egyptians. Israel saw … Continue reading

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