Monthly Archives: January 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Beshalakh 5775–I’m Not Doing It Alone

How many times have we heard it? How many times have we said it ourselves? “Come with me!” “If you won’t come with me then I won’t go!” Not words we normally associate with military leaders. We live in a … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Bo 5775–Teach Your Children Well (Redux 5762)

My apologies. Some technical problems, So here’s an old favorite from 1998 Random Musings Before Shabbat – Bo 5762 Teach Your children Well While I may not have children of my own flesh and blood, I have many children of … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat Va’era 5775–Brighton Beach Last Stop (Revised)

I wrote this musing back in 1999, and last shared it ten years ago when my mother was having a significant birthday, because it’s based on a reference from my childhood. Well, here it is ten years later, and Mom … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat-Sh’mot 5775-Redux 5765-Why Us?

Ten years ago, in the wake of the horrible earthquake and tsunami that destroyed so many communities along the Indian Ocean, I wrote this musing, once again discussing issues of theodicy. In the wake of the terrible tragedy that has … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayekhi 5775–Which Last Words?

The haftarah for parashat Vayekhi is taken from I Kings 2:1-12. It contains the words of a dying King David to his son Shlomo (Solomon.) They are, no surprise here, somewhat troubling words. He asks him to exact revenge upon … Continue reading

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