Monthly Archives: May 2013

Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’ha’a lot’kha 5773–Still Ecstatic After All These Years

Thirteen years ago I asked this question to start my musing for B’ha’a lot’kha: “When did we learn to fear passion, to learn to let go and let Gd’s spirit flow freely in us and through us?” The timing seemed … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Naso 5773–Guilt. Self. It.

        וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃      דַּבֵּר֮ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ אִ֣ישׁ אֹֽו־אִשָּׁ֗ה כִּ֤י יַעֲשׂוּ֙ מִכָּל־חַטֹּ֣את הָֽאָדָ֔ם לִמְעֹ֥ל מַ֖עַל בַּיהוָ֑ה וְאָֽשְׁמָ֖ה הַנֶּ֥פֶשׁ הַהִֽוא׃      וְהִתְוַדּ֗וּ אֶֽת־חַטָּאתָם֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשׂוּ֒ וְהֵשִׁ֤יב אֶת־אֲשָׁמוֹ֙ בְּרֹאשׁ֔וֹ וַחֲמִישִׁת֖וֹ יֹסֵ֣ף עָלָ֑יו וְנָתַ֕ן לַאֲשֶׁ֖ר אָשַׁ֥ם לֽוֹ׃ 5:5 The L”rd spoke to … Continue reading

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Omer Thoughts for 5773–Days 1-49

Many of you have asked me to recap my daily Omer posts from FaceBook since you may have missed some. Here are year 5773’s 49 days of comments. Enjoy. Happy Shavuot! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Behar/B’khukotai 5773-In Smite Of It All

I can’t take credit for it. A friend of mine introduced me to, and is fond of using the words “smitey G”d.” G”d, as portrayed in Torah and Nakh is indeed a “smitey G”d.” In our parasha, it’s a self-description … Continue reading

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