Monthly Archives: October 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayera 5776 – The Price of Giving (Redux/Revised 5766)

Giving is an important component of living a Jewish life. We give in all sorts of way. Mostly, however, it is giving of ourselves that we are called upon to do. And when we do for others, it is inherent … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat Lekh Lekha 5776- The Other Siders (Redux 5766)

On its tenth anniversary, re-sharing a musing celebrating our otherness.   The Other Siders From creation itself, Judaism has been a faith of liminals – boundaries and separations. Night and day, earth and sky, pure and impure, sacred and profane, … Continue reading

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Random Musings Before Shabbat–Noakh 5776–Two Short Thoughts on Noah

Thought One: I’ll bet that G”d is berating G”d’s self for that whole “never again will I destroy the earth by flood” thing. At least G”d left G”d’s-self an out by adding that “by flood” qualification. But flood is a … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’resheet 5776–Temptation

We had a lockdown at the school where I teach today. I am very proud of the school for putting the safety of the students as the paramount concern. We all did everything we were were instructed to do – … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Sukkot 5776

Recovering from a sleepless night at a middle school Sukkah Sleepover (it went well and was worth the loss of sleep) so please enjoy some past musings for Sukkot. A new cycle of musings begins after Simkhat Torah. Moadim L’Simkhah, … Continue reading

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