Monthly Archives: July 2013

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Eikev 5773-The Hills Are Alive

If you know me even a little bit, you know that music is at the core of who I am and all that I do. It is not my only passion – Judaism, Jewish Education, Technology. and Jewish Music are … Continue reading

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Random Musing before Shabbat–Va’etkhanan 5773-Redux & Revised 5759ff-The Promise

It has become a tradition (well, for many of the last 14 years or so) to annually share with you this Random Musing for parashat Va’etchanan. As always, a few alterations added this year to keep it timely.       הַעִידֹתִי֩ … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–D’varim 5773-The Pea in Og’s Bed

      וַנִּקַּ֞ח בָּעֵ֤ת הַהִוא֙ אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ מִיַּ֗ד שְׁנֵי֙ מַלְכֵ֣י הָאֱמֹרִ֔י אֲשֶׁ֖ר בְּעֵ֣בֶר הַיַּרְדֵּ֑ן מִנַּ֥חַל אַרְנֹ֖ן עַד־הַ֥ר חֶרְמֽוֹן׃     צִידֹנִ֛ים יִקְרְא֥וּ לְחֶרְמ֖וֹן שִׂרְיֹ֑ן וְהָ֣אֱמֹרִ֔י יִקְרְאוּ־ל֖וֹ שְׂנִֽיר׃       כֹּ֣ל׀ עָרֵ֣י הַמִּישֹׁ֗ר וְכָל־הַגִּלְעָד֙ וְכָל־הַבָּשָׁ֔ן עַד־סַלְכָ֖ה וְאֶדְרֶ֑עִי עָרֵ֛י מַמְלֶ֥כֶת ע֖וֹג בַּבָּשָֽׁן׃       כִּ֣י רַק־ע֞וֹג מֶ֣לֶךְ … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Matot-Masei 5773-The Torah Is One Of My FaceBook Groups

The recapitulation of the journey of the Israelites that starts parashat Masei can seem redundant and irrelevant to some. While I’m not prone to consider any text in the Torah as irrelevant (though some is redundant-and perhaps not always purposefully … Continue reading

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