Monthly Archives: March 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Tzav/Shabbat HaGadol 5775–Two Way Street (Revised)

The nature of covenant has been on my mind of late, and this musing, originally written in 2004, provides one glimpse at what a covenantal relationship could be like. Tomorrow morning in our synagogues we will hear the special Haftarah … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayikra 5775–Meaningful Gifts II

It has been 15 years since I first mused on this topic, so I thought it time to revisit them. Often enough, my musings for parashat Vayikra have dealt with the idea that its words teach us that G”d expects … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayakhel-Pekudei-Shabbat Parah 5775–New Heart, New Spirit

These are difficult times for American Jews and their relationship with Israel, and I make no secret that I am somewhat critical of the current Israeli government and its policies. So I thought I would take this opportunity to say … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Tisa 5775–Shabbat Is A Verb II

Back in 1997, for my musing for Ki Tisa, I wrote: “In one of his first successful big musicals, about the progenitors of one of Judaism’s daughter races (that “superstar” guy,) Andrew Lloyd Webber ended the musical with a strictly … Continue reading

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