Monthly Archives: June 2012

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Chukkat 5772–Your G”d, Our G”d, and the Son of a Whore

That guy from a daughter religion to Judaism may lay claim to being but a humble carpenter’s son, but we can do better. One of the Israelite Judges was the son of a prostitute. In the haftarah for Chukkat we … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Korakh 5772–B’nei M’ri

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/random-musing-before-shabbatkorakh-5772bnei-mri/ The JPS translation committee renders the words as rebels, but the Hebrew is, as is often the case, a bit more complex. וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֗ה הָשֵׁ֞ב אֶת־מַטֵּ֤ה אַהֲרֹן֙ לִפְנֵ֣י הָעֵד֔וּת לְמִשְׁמֶ֥רֶת לְא֖וֹת לִבְנֵי־מֶ֑רִי וּתְכַ֧ל תְּלוּנֹּתָ֛ם מֵעָלַ֖י וְלֹ֥א יָמֻֽתוּ׃ 17:25 … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat-Shelakh-Lekha 5772–Redux/Revised 5761-Cover-up?

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/random-musings-before-shabbat-shelakh-lekha-5772reduxrevised-5761-cover-up/  OK, time to write another musing. What’s the parasha this week? Oh, yes-Shelakh-Lekha. Spies. What new insight can I find this year? I started to read, but it was late, and my eyelids grew heavy, my mind clouded… Then … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat – Naso 5772 – Keeping Me On My Toes II

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://migdalorguysblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/random-musings-before-shabbat-naso-5772-keeping-me-on-my-toes-ii/   Eleven years ago I wrote a musing entitled Keeping Me On My Toes for parashat Naso. This year, while I am at the annual Hava Nashira workshop, I revisit this musing with a few additions and observations. Torah … Continue reading

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