Monthly Archives: August 2014

Shoftim: Pursuing Justice

Tzedek tzedek tirdof….Justice justice shall you pursue that you may thrive and occupy the Land that Adonai your God is giving you.  (Deut 16:20) The Torah doesn’t mince words.  Neither does it repeat words unnecessarily, so there must be something … Continue reading

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Re’eh: Gates and fences

When the other person left, I was the only one left. To get rid of dust, I dust. That car could really go, until it started to go. You know how much I love language and words, and I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Eikev: Lest we forget

“When you have eaten your fill, and have built fine houses to live in and your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold have increased, and everything you own has prospered, beware lest your heart grow haughty … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: Enough already!

Thank you, Ibn Ezra.  Ibn Ezra was a 12th c Biblical commentator from Spain and England.  He was a linguist; he loved language.  Today, he’d be one of those guys who posts memes from Grammarly and finds typos in menus.  … Continue reading

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