Monthly Archives: April 2013

Emor: Laying our communal hands

Now here’s an odd story in this week’s parasha, Emor,  not that there aren’t a few odd stories in our Torah.  One day, “There came out among the Israelites one whose mother was Israelite and whose father was Egyptian.  And … Continue reading

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This week’s parasha is called Boston.

Acharei Mot/Kedoshim. You will be holy because I am holy.  (Lev. 19:2) To be holy. To be whole.  Or to be filled with holes – filled with more empty spaces than not.  To be not-whole, not holy. This week there … Continue reading

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Tazria/Metzora: Staying on the life-side of the line

This week there is a double portion of Torah.  That is, we read two portions for the same Shabbat.  It happens other times in the year, so we can end up on Simchat Torah in the fall having gotten to … Continue reading

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Nadav and Avihu: Words may fail, but actions cannot

Well, it seems that I’ve gotten myself a week off on Torah portions.  Must have been Pesach that did it to me.  My apologies to those who noticed, and graciously didn’t fill my inbox with reminders.  To those who didn’t … Continue reading

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Yizkor: A different kind of remembering

There are ways of remembering, and then there are ways of remembering.  Today was a Yizkor day – the last day of Pesach, and a day in which the morning service has in it the Yizkor service ….Yizkor, remembrance, like … Continue reading

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