Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pikudei: Taking note

We are in the last chapters of the book of Exodus.  The people have made the move throughout this part of the story from slavery to the base of the Mountain,  from the lowest to the highest, only to sink … Continue reading

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Vahak’hel: The master craftsman

  It has been a difficult week.  Two funerals of friends’ parents, two men who lived long lives and left behind large, loving families who remember them vividly and mourn the blank space left in their lives.   One man … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Blinded by the light

There are two aspects to a story in the Torah:  the story itself, and where it appears.  Some of those passages seem really out of order, which led to the Talmudic concept of “there is no before or after in … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: the weight of honor

If last week’s parasha Terumah was the IKEA/DIY section of the Torah, this week’s parasha Tetzaveh is all about Tim Gunn and Project Runway.  (I had to look that up, I never watch it, but I know there’s something about … Continue reading

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