Monthly Archives: October 2014

Random Musing Before Shabbat-Lekh L’kha 5775 More Nodding Heads, Whistling Airs, and Snickersnees

  I’m an admitted Savoyard (in simple terms, a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.) I have made any number of references to them in my musings over the decades (just as I’ve referenced other favorites like “Man of La … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Noakh 5775–To Make A Name For Ourselves (Revisited)

I first wrote the original version of this musing in 2001, just weeks after the events of September 11. I’ve interspersed some new thoughts and comments, and edited some comments, even back-tracked on a few, but the basic ideas of … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’reisheet 5775–One Favorite Things (not a typo!)

A few days ago on Facebook, a friend posted a request for people to list their favorite verses of Torah. It generated many interesting (and many predictable) responses. (The author of the post compiled the answers on Sefaria and you … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Hol HaMoeid Sukkot 5775–Gog Me With a Spoon

Torah, indeed all of the Tanakh, is replete with scenarios in which everybody gets the bad end of the deal. The Israelites get thrown out of their land for their insolent ways and their sins against G”d. The enemies of … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Yom Kippur 5775-Afflicted

 G”d certainly has a sense of humor. I wake up this morning, ready for Yom Kippur tonight, the day on which I am to afflict myself – and it seems G”d has already chosen to afflict me, no help needed … Continue reading

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