Monthly Archives: July 2012

Random Musings Before Shabbat- D’varim 5772 Redux 5762 L’chu v’niva’ch’chah and the Twelve Steps

  On it’s tenth anniversary, it’s time to share this musing with all of you again.  Enjoy This week, I focus on the Haftarah this Shabbat Chazor, from Isaiah Chapter 1. We think it means “let us reason” or “reach … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Matot-Masei 5772– And the Punting Goes On

Last week I wrote about the story of Zelophehad’s daughters, and how it wasn’t the triumphant endorsement of women’s rights as we like to frame it these days. As I wrote, I managed to restrain myself from adding in the … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Pinkhas 5772–Not Such a Shining Moment

I know Moshe was old, tired, frustrated, perhaps a bit angry. Nevertheless I am left wondering why Moshe found the case of the daughters of Zelophehad so difficult to decide such that he turned to G”d for an answer. G”d … Continue reading

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