Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ki Tissa: Rebuilding the trust

Last Sunday, while others were listening to the Megillah for Purim, (or recovering from hearing it the night before!) I was spending some hours with the lovely, thoughtful and spiritual folks of St Giles Episcopal church, under the wise and … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: The colors of the world

Sometimes you can hold the whole world in one piece of cloth. Like when it’s your wedding veil.  Or your baby’s blanket.   Or a departed beloved’s shirt.  Or  your great-grandmother’s challah cover.  The whole world, for just a moment, is … Continue reading

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Terumah: Ark-itechture

Talk about extremes.  A couple of weeks ago, we were having an out-of-communal-body experience, watching thunder and hearing lightning (things were a little unusual that day), experiencing the ultimate God moment: Revelation at Sinai. This week? We’re in  T’rumah, aka … Continue reading

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Mishpatim: Bullet points of justice

“When you see the ass of your enemy lying under its burden and would refrain from raising it,you must nevertheless raise it with him” (Ex. 23:5) I love this week’s parasha, Mishpatim, which means “laws”.  Here we are, fresh off … Continue reading

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