Monthly Archives: December 2015

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayekhi 5776–Beyond the Threshold

Wow. A lot can happen in just over a decade. In preparing to write my weekly musing, I usually re-read the others I have written over the years. Sometimes I decide to re-use them – sometimes with additional insights, and … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayigash 5776–Things Better Left Unsaid (Redux 5763)

45:24 As he sent his brothers off on their way, he told them, “Do not be quarrelsome on the way.” What did Yosef mean by this gentle admonition to his brothers, as he sent them back to Canaan to fetch … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Miketz 5776-Coke or Pepsi (or…?)

Julie Silver is not only a talented songwriter and performer, she is a thoughtful and caring human being who thinks seriously about how she lives and how she integrates her values into her life. Earlier this week on Facebook, she … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayeishev 5776–Revisiting Mikol Hamishpakhot HaAdamah

Eleven years ago, an interesting confluence of events led to my musing for parashat Vayeishev. The timing this year is similar.  Hanukah was fast approaching, a time when we are called upon to publicly assert our Judaism with the display … Continue reading

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