Monthly Archives: August 2012

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Teitzei 5772–The Torah, The Gold Watch, and Another Retelling

It’s time to share it again. Perhaps a little cleaning, polishing, and editing this time around. This is, after all, from the book of “second time around” (i.e. Deuteronomy.) In 1997, I first wrote the musing for parashat Ki Teitzei … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Shof’tim 5772 – Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Parashat Shof’tim speaks of the responsibilities and obligations of community leaders – religious and civic. Its verses cover this as it pertains to magistrates, rulers, priests, and prophets. The parasha helps more to delineate the limitations of these various authorities … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Re’eh 5772–Think Marx, Act Rashi? Think Rashi, Act Marx?

When we reach this parasha, not a year goes by  when I do not recall the words and music of a song written by someone who has been part of my life journey, Karen Daniel. I have quoted it before … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Eikev 5772–Is El Al Really Doing the Right Thing?

“You have to have a consistent ethical principle, whether you will benefit or lose by asking” Randy Cohen, former writer of The Ethicist column for the NY Times, as quoted in an article by on the Moment Magazine In The … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat- Va’etkhanan 5772 Redux 5759ff: The Promise

It has become a tradition (well, for many of the last 12 years) to annually share with you this Random Musing for parashat Va’etchanan. As always, a few alterations to keep it timely. The Promise. What a stunning prediction. If … Continue reading

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