Monthly Archives: April 2011

Emor: Perfection ain’t for the weak, but it is for this week

Perfection is boring.  That’s what we imperfect people say, isn’t it?  God, however, prefers it, and God gets to do that because God is, well….God.  Imperfect people on the other hand, take great comfort in the concept of “b’tzelem elohim” … Continue reading

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Kedoshim – it’s like Aunt Eller says

Holiness. It’s a word that immediately sets up barriers.  We say “holier than thou”, and right away, you’re better than someone else.  Is that what “holy” has become, the start of a spitting match? This week’s parasha (weekly portion of … Continue reading

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No time for Acharei Mot, I’m cleaning

I’d like to come up with some really interesting and deep commentary on Acharei Mot¸ a really fascinating chapter, but frankly I’m just too swamped with PP (Passover Prep).  And isn’t it just a bit ironic that, in and amongst … Continue reading

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Nothing succeeds with excess

I went to a wedding last weekend, which you would think has nothing to do with this week’s double Torah portion, Tazria/Metzora, but read on. Like most weddings (one hopes!), it was a happy affair, with a delightful young couple … Continue reading

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