Monthly Archives: May 2012

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Behar-Bekhukhotai 5772–Scared of Leaves Redux

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/randopm-musing-before-shabbatbehar-bekhukhotai-5772scared-of-leaves-redux/ Just three years ago I wrote a musing for this parasha that beckons me to share it again so soon, with a little tinkering here and there. It’s familiar ground we’ve been over before. The postscript to the holiness … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Emor 5772–Eternal Effort II: We Have Met the Ner Tamid and It Is Us

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/random-musing-before-shabbatemor-5772eternal-effort-ii-we-have-met-the-ner-tamid-and-it-is-us/ In 2001, I wrote a musing entitled “Eternal Effort.”  This year, I revisit my thoughts and expand upon them. Emor is a parasha rich with text to ponder. In the past I’ve pondered 24:22 (one law for proselyte and … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Akharei Mot-Kedoshim 5772–Don’t Forget That The Goat Goes Free

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/random-musing-before-shabbatakharei-mot-kedoshim-5772dont-forget-that-the-goat-goes-free/ In our parasha, we read: וְנָשָׂ֨א הַשָּׂעִ֥יר עָלָ֛יו אֶת־כָּל־עֲוֹנֹתָ֖ם אֶל־אֶ֣רֶץ גְּזֵרָ֑ה וְשִׁלַּ֥ח אֶת־הַשָּׂעִ֖יר בַּמִּדְבָּֽר׃ Thus the goat shall carry all their iniquities to an inaccessible region; and the goat shall be set free in the wilderness. (JPS) In reading … Continue reading

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