Monthly Archives: February 2019

Random Musing Before Shabbat–Ki Tisa 5779–A Tale of Two Tablets

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Consider: A census A protection racket run by G”d based on that census. (Each must pay the tax as a ransom to avoid the plague) G”d changes the … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Tetzaveh 5779-Whose Shabbat Is It Anyway?

It’s not unusual for me to encounter a short bit of text that sets me off on a tangent in these musings. This week was no exception. I’m reading once again through the description of the ordination ritual for Aharon … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–T’rumah 5779-Redux 5763-Semper Paratus

Recycling an oldie but goodie from 2003 this week as other obligations press. Enjoy. Random Musing Before Shabbat – T’rumah 5763 Semper Paratus In previous years, I’ve written about the exactitude with which we are given instructions for the building … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Mishpatim 5779-Infinitive Absolute

Hebrew uses grammatical structure, as other languages sometimes do, to add nuance to words and phrases, provide explicative assistance. Just yesterday I was subbing in a 7th grade English class where the teacher had task the students to fix up … Continue reading

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