Monthly Archives: March 2012

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Tzav/Shabbat Hagadol 5772–Not Passive

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/random-musing-before-shabbattzavshabbat-hagadol-5772not-passive/ Some years back, in a musing entitled Dysfunction Junction I wrote about these words for the prophet Malachi which are near the end of the haftarah reading for Shabbat Hagadol, the Shabbat before Passover: וְהֵשִׁ֤יב לֵב־אָבוֹת֙ עַל־בָּנִ֔ים וְלֵ֥ב בָּנִ֖ים … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Vayikra 5772 – Confession: Not Just for Catholics

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/random-musing-before-shabbat-vayikra-5772-confession-not-just-for-catholics/ Before I go on to this week’s parasha, I want to make note of the fact that this is the National Day (Shabbat) of Unplugging. I won’t be participating, out of deliberate choice. I wrote about this in February … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayakhel-Pekude 5772–Vocational Ed

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/random-musing-before-shabbatvayakhel-pekude-5772vocational-ed/ Vocational Ed (An Update of 5758/61’s Craftsman. Artisan. Artist.) A forward-thinking and creative Jewish professional, Andrea Rose Cheatham Kasper, is engaged in a project to help create a new kind of Jewish high school, one that could be considered, … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Tissa 5772-Other G”d?

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/random-musing-before-shabbatki-tissa-5772-other-gd/   כִּ֛י לֹ֥א תִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֶ֖ה לְאֵ֣ל אַחֵ֑ר כִּ֤י יְהוָה֙ קַנָּ֣א שְׁמ֔וֹ אֵ֥ל קַנָּ֖א הֽוּא For you must not worship any other god, because the L”rd, whose name is Impassioned, is an impassioned G”d. Notice the lovely little orthological curiosity in … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Tetzaveh 5772-Perfection Imperfect

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/random-musing-before-shabbat-tetzaveh-5772-perfection-imperfect/ I’ve posited in my musings before this idea: that a G”d that cannot change its mind is no G”d.  The haftarah for Shabbat Zachor challenges this directly: וְגַם֙ נֵ֣צַח יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לֹ֥א יְשַׁקֵּ֖ר וְלֹ֣א יִנָּחֵ֑ם כִּ֣י לֹ֥א אָדָ֛ם ה֖וּא לְהִנָּחֵֽם׃ … Continue reading

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