Monthly Archives: August 2011

Shoftim: Cooling pursuit of Justice

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s gonna be a bumpy post.  This week’s parasha, Shoftim, starts out with a fairly familiar phrase, “Justice, justice you shall pursue”, but that’s not the end of it.  It continues, “that you shall thrive and … Continue reading

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Re’eh: I can see clearly now

Choosing can be tough. There are rarely any do-overs on the big decisions, so you really can’t do the experiment and see which was the better choice.  And besides, what kind of decision-maker are you, anyway?  Do you consider carefully, … Continue reading

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Eikev: Lyric-al love

“What’s love got to do with it?” Well, unlike Tina Turner, who thinks that “who needs a heart when a heart can be broken” this week’s parasha takes a much more positive view of love.  It’s only in this book … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: You’re welcome, world!

You’re welcome. I’m sure you’re wondering who came up with the idea for a weekend, the idea that there should be a day off during the week, and well, that would be the um, God, for the Jews, so all … Continue reading

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D’varim: Word

Word. Actually, Words , plural.  Dvarim.  We begin the end, the last book of the Torah, (Deuteronomy.)   Most of the book is Moses talking to the people.  For a guy who started out slow of tongue in Exodus, he certainly … Continue reading

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