Monthly Archives: February 2018

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Tetzaveh/Zachor 5778–STFU!

(Maybe the third time is the charm? This musing is a reworking of my 2006/5766 musing for Tetzaveh “Silent Yet Present,” which was a re-working of  my 1999/5759 musing for Tetzaveh, “Someone’s Missing.” ) Hmm, let’ see. Aaron. Nadav and … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–T’rumah 5778–This Musing Is Not About Parashat T’rumah

I tried, but I just can’t. I read and re-read both the parasha and the haftarah, looking for something to use as a basis for what I know I wanted to write about. I couldn’t find it. (Read through to … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Mishpatim 5778–To See, To Behold, To Eat, To Drink (Revisited)

This week’s parasha, Mishpatim (Ex. 21:1-24:18.) is “chock full o’commandments” and there’s plenty upon which one might muse. Near the end of the parasha are two curiosities. The first begins with 24:3 and continues through 24:7, ending with the well … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Yitro 5778–B’khol HaMakom Revisited

You know, for such a short parasha, Yitro is sure full of major happenings. Yitro comes to visit his son-in-law, and offers him some friendly advice. His simple advice to Moshe has become the framework for judicial administration for the … Continue reading

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