Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ki Tetzei: Wrapped in the fringe

This post is also appearing on the Women of the Wall website. Check it out! “You shall make tassels on the four corners of the garment with which you cover yourself.”  (Deut. 22:12) My husband threw me a surprise birthday … Continue reading

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Shoftim: Rulership isn’t an extreme sport

You know me. I’m a political person. (Gasp) No surprise, but I haven’t always put politics into the blog here.  Today, in honor of parashat Shoftim, I make a change.  Politics. Kings/Rulers/Presidents and Ruler-wannabees…..and the idea of Kings in Israel. … Continue reading

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Re’eh: practice makes perfect

“You shall not act at all as we now act here, each householder as he pleases, because you have not yet come to the allotted haven that your God is giving you…”  (Deut. 12:8) So, this caught my eye when … Continue reading

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Eikev: Letting go

Before I had my first child, my older and wiser sister told me  that being a parent was “one long letting go.”  I have passed that wisdom on to other about-to-be mothers, for truly it has became my mantra these … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: Finding faith in a stoplight

When I was a teenager, I used to babysit for a family who often came home later than they were supposed to.  I found myself standing in the living room a lot, staring out the window, watching for their car.  … Continue reading

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