Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shelach L’cha: Lessons for a wedding

To the groom!  To the bride!  We have a wedding this weekend, and that’s pretty much what’s on my mind.  The whole family is coming in from all over the world. We’re all very excited to be gathering for such … Continue reading

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B’ha’alotcha: The heaviness of leadership

We hear a lot about leadership these days – who’s got it, who doesn’t, who’s prepared for it, and who isn’t.  We talk a lot about our country’s leadership – what does it mean to be prepared to lead? It … Continue reading

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Bamidbar: Words create worlds

Bamidbar. In the wilderness.  We are at the beginning of the book of Bamidbar, starting with the first parasha, of the same name.  We’re beginning the quintessential journey, the defining environment of our entire history.  We are in the middle … Continue reading

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Bechukotai: Bigotry no sanction

This is a good week, Torah-wise, combining three of my favorite things:  meaningful text, contemporary American politics, and (of course) Broadway. “I will grant peace in the land, and you shall lie down untroubled by anyone..” (Lev 26:6) In “Hamilton”, … Continue reading

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