Monthly Archives: May 2011

Naso: Moderation to the Extreme

I was in the Colorado Rockies last week, and as we drove, hiked and horsebacked through the gorgeous mountain vistas, every once in a while I saw a lone cabin at the top of a hill, completely set off from … Continue reading

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Bechukotai: Lie down without fear

One of my favorite quotes comes from this week’s Torah portion, Bechukotai.  It’s from Leviticus 26:6:  “I will grant peace in the land, and you shall lie down untroubled by anyone; I will give the land respite from vicious beasts, … Continue reading

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Behar: How much more so…..

   Years ago I slogged through a course in Rabbinic Hermeneutics.  The title alone can still send shivers through my spine, and truth to tell, I didn’t even make it through the class; I dropped it in utter defeat.  Rabbinic … Continue reading

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