Monthly Archives: January 2017

Va’era: Sight words

Last week in Shemot, after Moses had run away from Egypt after killing a man, he was wandering in the wilderness with his flock and “he looked and he saw a bush all aflame.  Moses said, ‘I must turn aside … Continue reading

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Shmot: starting the journey

I have a friend who posted that “inauguration” means marking the beginning of something, and so challenged us to respond with whatever we are going to begin tomorrow.  Well, I answered “to keep raising my voice to speak [for] truth … Continue reading

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Vayechi: End of a cycle

Now Israel’s eyes were dim with age (Gen 48:10) When Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see…(Gen 27:1) Two old men with failing eyesight.  A father and son. When Isaac’s eyes were too old to see, … Continue reading

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Vayigash: Two sets of brothers

After years of separation, two brothers are finally reunited, falling on each others’ necks and weeping. Yes, you did read about this recently, when Jacob and Esau reconciled in parasha Vayishlach, only a few weeks ago.  Jacob had run away … Continue reading

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