Monthly Archives: June 2018

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Balak 5778 — The Rest of Mah Tovu

It is not a phenomenon unique to Judaism, but we certainly have our fair share of it. We pluck away bits of text from of sacred scriptures – Torah, Talmud, the works of great sages, and elsewhere. We take these … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Chukat 5778 — The Spirit of Miriam (Revised)

Now wait just a darn minute here. This doesn’t sound right. At the start of chapter 20 of Bamidbar, Miriam dies, and the wells dry up. The only moaning, wailing and weeping on the part of the Israelites is for … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat – Korach 5778 — My Hero Korach

I’m going to keep it relatively short this week, and rehash some old territory. Sometimes I think we’ve got it all wrong. Korach isn’t the bad guy. I keep playing the story over and over in my head, and no … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Sh’lakh L’kha 5778 – Okay

[Ed. Note: This musing started out as “Another Missed Opportunity” in 2006. It has morphed into this greatly expanded version with a somewhat different focus at the end. As was its predecessor, it has but a slight connection to the … Continue reading

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