Monthly Archives: November 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayetze 5776–Now and Then (Redux 5763)

אָכֵן יֵשׁ יְהֹוָה בַּמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה וְאָֽנֹכִי לֹא יָדָֽעְתִּי Very often, I’ve heard “achein yeish Ad”nai bamakom hazeh, v’anochi lo yadati” rendered as “G”d was in this place, and I, I did not know it.” That’s not what most translations read. … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Tol’dot 5776–Still a Bother (Revised 5764)

We live in a society where personal convenience is ever more a dominating ethic used in our making choices. We weigh our choices against a rather selfish yardstick. If the effort seems more than it is worth to us, or … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Chayyei Sarah 5776–Still Not Warm (Revised and Updated from 5767’s Never Warm)

The haftarah for parashat Chayyei Sarah begins וְהַמֶּלֶךְ דָּוִד זָקֵן בָּא בַּיָּמִים וַיְכַסֻּהוּ בַּבְּגָדִים וְלֹא יִחַם לֽוֹ “King David was now old, advanced in years; and though they covered him with bedclothes, he never felt warm.” (I Kings 1:1, JPS) … Continue reading

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