Monthly Archives: June 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Chukat 5775 – Wanting To See More Than The View From the Mountaintop (Redux and Revised 5759)

I first wrote this one 16 years ago. I thought it was time to revisit it. Chukat 5775 (Redux and Revised 5759) Wanting To See More Than The View From the Mountaintop Perfect faith is a difficult thing. Perfect trust … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Korakh 5775–Purposeful Unpleasant Reminder?

History is written by the victors. Yes, it is true that the Torah is not a history book, and never claims to be one. Nevertheless, I suspect the Torah (and indeed the entirety of Jewish sacred text) is subject to … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Shelakh-L’kha 5775–Cover Up? (Redux 5761)

Here’s one from 2001 that’s worth a revisit. Also note I wrote a follow-up musing to this in 5767http://www.durlester.com/musings/shlakhlkha5767.htm   Random Musings Before Shabbat-Shelakh-Lekha 5761 Cover-up? OK, time to write another musing. What’s the parasha this week? Oh, yes-Shelakh-Lekha. Spies. … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – B’ha’alot’kha 5775–Between the Nuns

No, it’s not what you think. It’s between two Hebrew letter nuns. More precisely between the two nun hafukha – two backwards (i.e. reversed) nuns. ׆ וַיְהִי בִּנְסֹעַ הָֽאָרֹן וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה קוּמָה ׀ יְהֹוָה וְיָפֻצוּ אֹֽיְבֶיךָ וְיָנֻסוּ מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ מִפָּנֶֽיךָ: וּבְנֻחֹה … Continue reading

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