Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mishpatim-how to build a society

“That was amazing!”  “What an experience!”   “Moses is coming to talk to us….I can’t wait to hear what he’s got for us next!”“He’s starting to talk: Now these are the laws you shall set before them..” Wait, what?  Rules? We … Continue reading

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Yitro 2: A poem “We All Stood Together”

This is one of my favorite poems about Parashat Yitro, standing at Sinai together (Ex. 19-20). It’s by Merle Feld. My brother and I were at Sinai He kept a journal of what he saw, of what he haerd, of … Continue reading

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Yitro: Didn’t I see you at Sinai?

I wasn’t at Woodstock, or at Sox Park when the Beatles played there.  I wasn’t at the “demonstration” in Chicago during the Democratic Convention in 1968, or Obama’s inauguration.  But modern technology has made it seem like we were all … Continue reading

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Sing a new song

There’s really only one thing to write about today.  In the unhappy irony that is life sometimes, today is Debbie Freidman’s funeral…to write those words is odd….and I am posting my regular weekly musings on this week’s parasha, B’shalach. This … Continue reading

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Bo: Come, eat…if you can.

It’s a good thing that we read the parasha Bo at this time of the year, instead of the spring, because usually when we hear these words, we’re just hungry and waiting to eat.  Bo is the description of the … Continue reading

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