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Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’ha’alot’kha 5779–Contrafacta Torah

I thought it was past time for a little musical levity (hey, there’s a sort of Jewish joke in that, too.) So here are some ditties I’ve written based on things from this week’s parasha, B’ha’alot’kha. By strict definition, these … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Naso 5779 – Refolding the Fourth Fold

Many years back, in 1994, I wrote a musing for Shabbat Naso that has been reused and reposted a few times as I always seem to run into conflicts around this time of year that keep me busy and make … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’midbar 5779–Still Not New

I’m on a streak folks. Another week of life getting in the way of writing a musing. So try one of these previous musings: B’midbar 5778 – Doorway to Hope (Revised)B’midbar 5777 – What Makes It Holy (Revised and Revisited … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’khukotai 5779–Not New

Life has once again interfered with my time this week, so no new musing to offer. However, last year’s musing for the combined B’har-B’khukotai was based on text from B’khukotai, and is as timely, if not more so, than it … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–B’har 5779-The Many Rabbit Holes of Leviticus 25:23

וְהָאָ֗רֶץ לֹ֤א תִמָּכֵר֙ לִצְמִתֻ֔ת כִּי־לִ֖י הָאָ֑רֶץ כִּֽי־גֵרִ֧ים וְתוֹשָׁבִ֛ים אַתֶּ֖ם עִמָּדִֽי׃ But the land must not be sold beyond reclaim, for the land is Mine; you are but strangers resident with Me. I don’t know about you, but the text here … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Emor 5779–Shor Spot

Anyone who is a semi-regular reader of my musings recognizes that I don’t exactly agree with a lot of the rabbinic interpretations and understandings of the Torah – informed, as they are – by, in my humble opinion, the conceived … Continue reading

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Random Musing Before Shabbat–Acharei Mot 5779–Once More, With Feeling

Pure fun for this Shabbat. Or is it? You decide. It’s all about the blood, ‘bout the blood – no drinking. Torah is pretty hung up on blood. Blood of all kinds. Animal blood. Menstrual blood. Sacrificial blood. Human blood. … Continue reading

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