Monthly Archives: November 2016

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ḥayyei Sarah 5777–Contentment

  וְאֵ֗לֶּה יְמֵ֛י שְׁנֵֽי־חַיֵּ֥י אַבְרָהָ֖ם אֲשֶׁר־חָ֑י מְאַ֥ת שָׁנָ֛ה וְשִׁבְעִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה וְחָמֵ֥שׁ שָׁנִֽים: ח וַיִּגְוַ֨ע וַיָּ֧מָת אַבְרָהָ֛ם בְּשֵׂיבָ֥ה טוֹבָ֖ה זָקֵ֣ן וְשָׂבֵ֑עַ וַיֵּאָ֖סֶף אֶל־עַמָּֽיו: ט וַיִּקְבְּר֨וּ אֹת֜וֹ יִצְחָ֤ק וְיִשְׁמָעֵאל֙ בָּנָ֔יו אֶל־מְעָרַ֖ת הַמַּכְפֵּלָ֑ה אֶל־שְׂדֵ֞ה עֶפְרֹ֤ן בֶּן־צֹ֨חַר֙ הַֽחִתִּ֔י אֲשֶׁ֖ר עַל־פְּנֵ֥י מַמְרֵֽא: י הַשָּׂדֶ֛ה אֲשֶׁר־קָנָ֥ה … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Vayeira 5777–He’s a Family Guy(?) (Redux and Revised 5769)

I promised myself when I resumed writing these musings after a short hiatus, that I would be creating all new content. Here I am, only a few weeks in, and already I’m going back on that promise. First, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Leḥ Leḥa 5777–Embracing the Spirit of Avram

[Introductory note – my regular readers know that I go through periods of using different ways to spell “G”d, ” and different preferences in transliteration. I’ve decided to forego using “ch” or “kh” for now and go back to the … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Noaḥ 5777–Tzur Yisrael and Standing Rock

In the haftarah for parashat Noaḥ, from Isaiah chapters 54 and 55, we read these words:  הַרְחִיבִי ׀ מְקוֹם אָהֳלֵךְ וִֽירִיעוֹת מִשְׁכְּנוֹתַיִךְ יַטּוּ אַל־תַּחְשׂכִי הַֽאֲרִיכִי מֵֽיתָרַיִךְ וִיתֵֽדֹתַיִךְ חַזֵּֽקִי:  כִּי־יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול תִּפְרֹצִי וְזַרְעֵךְ גּוֹיִם יִירָשׁ וְעָרִים נְשַׁמּוֹת יוֹשִֽׁיבוּ: Enlarge the size … Continue reading

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