Monthly Archives: September 2014

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ha’azinu/Shabbat Shuva 5775-Who’s Got the Last Laugh Now?

Starting the new year off with a truly random musing again. Been a long time since I wrote one this way. We’ll see where it winds up. I suspect it will surprise all of us, even me. The psalmist told … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Nitzavim-Vayeilekh 5774—Even Lola Doesn’t Get Everything She Wants

There’s a touching scene in the musical, “Damn Yankees” by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross that I wish to describe. Baseball fan Joe Boyd, having made a deal with “Mr. Applegate”  (who we all know is the Devil himself) has … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Tavo 5774–They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

I led you through the wilderness forty years; the clothes on your back did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet; 5 you had no bread to eat and no wine or other intoxicant to drink — … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Teitzei 5774–Microcosm

Parashat Ki Teitzei is one of the richest in the whole Torah. It is full of some truly remarkable laws and ethical principles. It also contains its fair share of “huh?” moments.That is what makes it a perfect microcosm for … Continue reading

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