Monthly Archives: October 2015

Chayeh Sarah: A life well lived

Chayeh Sarah.  The life of Sarah.  We begin the parasha reading of her death, “Sarah lived to be 127 years old, such was the span of Sarah’s life.  She died in Kiriat Arba in the land of Canaan and Abraham … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha- all about the verb

Lech l’cha is all about the verb.  So many of the Torah parshiot (plural of parasha, portion) are verbs:  Lech l’cha, Vayeira, Vayishlach, Va’era, pretty much all the ones that start with V’…  Lech l’cha is the first, when God … Continue reading

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Noah: We can choose to stop the hate

Yes, it’s late on Friday afternoon, and I’m just getting to this. And yes, I know, that if you read this after tomorrow afternoon, it won’t be parashat Noach anymore, since the Torah portion “switches” on Saturday afternoon, and we … Continue reading

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Bereshit: Before the beginning

“Nothing comes from nothing.  Nothing ever could.” Life is lived in the lyrics of musicals, it’s true.  Ok, it’s true for me, but this lyric from perhaps one of my less-favorite songs/scenes in “Sound of Music” rings true for this … Continue reading

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That’s odd.  The calendar on my phone has each week’s Torah portion written in, but it was blank.  I logged on to hebcal.com to see why there was no Torah portion listed for this Shabbat.  I knew it couldn’t be … Continue reading

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