Monthly Archives: August 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat-Ki Tetzei 5775–Re-Honoring Inconsistency

It’s one of the more flippant musings I’ve written over the years, and I’m in a flippant mood, what with school starting Monday, religious school starting soon thereafter, and HHD choir rehearsals and other preparations in full swing. I revel … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Shof’tim 5775–Whose Justice (Revisited)

  עַל־פִּי ׀ שְׁנַיִם עֵדִים אוֹ שְׁלשָׁה עֵדִים יוּמַת הַמֵּת לֹא יוּמַת עַל־פִּי עֵד אֶחָֽד Shnayim o sh’losha says our holy Torah in D’varim 17:6. Two or three witnesses. We’ve developed a tendency in the Jewish world to simplify this … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Re’eh 5775–Think Marx, Act Rashi. Think Rashi, Act Marx (Redux and Revised 5772)

I wrote this musing just three years ago, and I had so wanted to expand it in light of the ever-increasing awareness (and growing dissatisfaction) with wealth disparity in this country. I’m unabashedly with Bernie Sanders (and many others) on … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Eikev 5775–Kindlers of Fire (Revised from 5766)

If you’ve read my musings before, you know that I have a passion for trying to redeem texts, especially so-called irredeemable texts. Texts that are so troublesome they often cause one to question whether all the rest of the good … Continue reading

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