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Vayetzei: Fiddler and Fair Labor

PERCHIK: Now children, I will tell you the story from the Bible of Laban and Jacob…Now, Laban had two daughters, Leah, and the beautiful Rachel.  And Jacob loved the younger Rachel, and he asked Laban for her hand. Laban agreed, … Continue reading

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Ki Tetze: Keeping an eye out

“If you see your fellow’s ox or sheep gone astray, do not ignore it. You must take it back to your fellow.  If your fellow does not live near you, or you do not know who he is,you shall bring … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: Left behind

Sometimes the relevance of Torah just looks you in the eye and says, “I’m here.” “Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country… but God ..would … Continue reading

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Pikudei: Pay attention to the mix

“The ephod was made of gold, blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and fine twisted linen.” (Ex 39:2) This week’s parasha, Pikudei, restates a lot of what has come before, again laying out the details of the building of the Mishkan, … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Behind the veil

The  tablets weren’t the only things that were smashed beyond repair when Moses came down from that mountain and saw the Israelites and the Golden Calf.  Something had changed, deep down at Moses’ core, which we don’t really read about … Continue reading

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Tetzaveh: Clothes make the….priest

In this week’s parasha, Tetzaveh, we get quite a dramatic scene :  Moses is commanded to ordain his brother Aaron as High Priest, and his 4 nephews as the other Priests of the community.  Like some Biblical Project Runway, the … Continue reading

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Mishpatim: Coming off the mountain

Truth is, folks….it’s tech week, (for those who aren’t theater folks, find someone who is, and ask them what tech week is like) and I barely have time to breathe.  So, here’s a post from the past on this week’s … Continue reading

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