Monthly Archives: February 2014

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Pekudei 5774–Pronouns Revisited

Fourteen years ago I mused about the significance of the pronouns found in parashat Pekudei. I thought it was a good time to revisit and expand upon those thoughts. Parashat Pekudei provides an interesting illustration of the impact and use … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayakhel 5774–Is Two Too Much?

I’m off to a Shabbaton with the next group of 6th-graders I’ll be tutoring, so, preparations pressing me for time, I offer some recycled musings. This time, I offer two musings for parashat Vayakhel, both concerning the same subject, but … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Tissa 5774–Faith Amnesia (and Anger Management)

I just went downstairs to do my laundry. After dragging my accumulated laundry to the basement of the apartment building in which I live, I discover a small, handwritten sign indicating that the dryer was not working, and that maintenance … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Tetzaveh 5774–It’s Not Urim “or” Thummim

Next to those two crispy critters Nadav and Avihu, I think my next favorite pair of names in Torah is—yep, you guessed it—Urim and Thummim. I’ve written before about my confusion as to the Israelites (and G”d) requiring some sort … Continue reading

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