Monthly Archives: April 2013

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Emor 5773-The Half-Israelite Blasphemer

Emor is a particularly full parasha. It contains so many things. It starts with rules that regulate the lives of the priests. Next we get a calendar of holy days and festivals. Then we are told about the continually burning … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Akharei Mot-Kedoshim 5773–Revisiting Schrödinger’s Cat

A dozen years ago, I wrote about how Erwin Schrödinger’s “cat” thought-experiment helped me to deal with what we might normally call Incongruities in the Torah. Today I’m revisiting the topic. Twice in Kedoshim we are reminded to not become … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Tazria/M’tzora 5773–Even Lepers Bring Good News-Redux, Revised, and Expanded

Do you ever feel like a leper? Just yesterday, a friend of mine wrote a powerful and ultimately hopeful posting about what it is to be in that awful place that is “alone.”  I think many of us have experienced, … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Sh’mini 5773–So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

If you’ve been following my musings for any length of time, you’ll know this parasha contains the story of my two favorite “crispy critters,” Nadav and Avihu. I’ve written about them many times over the years, and commend those thoughts … Continue reading

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