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Pinchas: the voice of the Urim today

“Moses spoke to the LORD, saying,“Let the LORD, Source of the breath of all flesh, appoint someone over the community who shall go out before them and come in before them, and who shall take them out and bring them … 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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Toldot: Family therapy time

Limmud Chicago was last weekend, and I’m still coming off the buzz of being with over 300 people, for 24 hours, learning, sharing, laughing, (eating) and learning some more. If I could convey the feeling that being at Limmud brings, … Continue reading

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B’ha’lotecha: Buying your own manna

One of my favorite words in Torah shows up in this week’s parasha, B’ha’alotecha.  It’s “asafsuf”…go ahead, try saying it, accent on the final syllable.  I’ll wait.  Fun, isn’t it? Asafuf is also kind of hard to translate, but it’s … Continue reading

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Bamidbar: The town square

And……we’re still at Sinai.  Here it is, a whole book and a half after getting to Sinai, and receiving the Torah, and……we’re still there.  The rest of Exodus and all of Leviticus?  Still at Sinai, as we begin the book … Continue reading

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Naso: Blessing our children

  Adonai will bless and protect you Adonai will deal kindly and graciously with you. Adonai will bestow God’s favor upon you and grant you peace.  (Num 6:24-26) God tells Moses to tell Aaron and his sons (the Priests) to raise … Continue reading

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Bamidbar: On the move – what to bring with?

The Mountain becomes the Tabernacle becomes the Temple becomes the Synagogue. This is the wandering of Bamidmar, in the wilderness.  This is the progression, the journey, the move, the trek, the way we got through moving from one place, and … Continue reading

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