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Lech l’cha: Hey!

How many times in your life do you change your name? Well, I suppose there’s the first one, but you don’t choose it; your parents do.   Then there are the nicknames your siblings or cousins give you….but you don’t choose … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha – famine of the soul

I love to travel.  Plane, train, car, ferry, it doesn’t matter; I just love going places.  But. I like to know where I’m going. I want the destination, even if only in general terms.  Rarely do I just head off … Continue reading

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Chaye Sarah: A girl his mother would love

A moment:    “And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah; he took Rebecca, and she became his wife and he loved her. Thus did Isaac take comfort after his mother.”  (Gen. 24:67) A question:   Why was Rebecca … Continue reading

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Vayera: Be our guest, be our guest

My mother taught me how to throw a party.  From her, I learned how to time the coffee, get my serving pieces out in advance, and set the table with the “pretties”, as she used to call them:  her tablecloths, … Continue reading

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Lech l’cha: Promises, promises

People show their love in all sorts of ways – some, especially at the beginning of a relationship, will declare their love constantly, at every opportunity, no matter the bed-head hair, the morning bags under the eyes, even the stomach … Continue reading

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