Monthly Archives: September 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ha’azinu 5776–Still Not Trifling

  This is an updating and revisiting of a musing from 5762 and 5766, entitled “Trifles.” There’s a lot to consider. All the words spoken to the people by Moshe, not just in the swan song that comprises Ha’azinu, but … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat Vayeilekh/Shabbat Shuvah 5776 Cows and Roses (Redux 5769)

(When I wrote the original musing upon which this was based, for Vayeitze 5765, that Shabbat was in proximity to Thanksgiving, and I mused more about that connection, which is why it was called Cows and Cranberries. Somehow, Cows and … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Nitzavim 5775-Lo Bashamayim Hi (Revised Classic from 5757)

This is one of my earliest musings, written in 1997. I’ve shared it again a few times over the years, though the last time was in 2004. I’ve done little editing, updating, and adding thoughts (indicated by being in [brackets]) … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Tavo-Rise and Shine (Redux 5761)

Our covenant with G”d takes on the formulations of a classic Suzerain-Vassal treaty from the Ancient Near East. The Suzerain says you must do all these things for you and I will protect and keep you. And if you do … Continue reading

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