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Devarim: Words and Things

Elu Dvarim…these are the words. That’s how the last book of the Torah,  Devarim, words, begins.  Moses proceeds to talk…and talk….and talk….elu devarim…these are the words. These words remind me of a camp song, “Elu dvarim”, these are the things.  … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: Thanks for the fruit

Well, we’re back in Genesis.  “What?” you’re probably thinking, “Genesis is at the beginning of the whole Torah, and we are at the end of the Torah, in Deuteronomy!”     Back in Genesis 4, Cain had a run-in with God over … Continue reading

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Re’eh: practice makes perfect

“You shall not act at all as we now act here, each householder as he pleases, because you have not yet come to the allotted haven that your God is giving you…”  (Deut. 12:8) So, this caught my eye when … Continue reading

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Dvarim: This too shall pass

I was up at the Great Lakes Naval Recruit Center again this weekend.  As part of a clergy/lay rotation, I occasionally go to the Base to lead Friday night services, and again on Sunday mornings to teach a class.  This … Continue reading

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Eikev: Lyric-al love

“What’s love got to do with it?” Well, unlike Tina Turner, who thinks that “who needs a heart when a heart can be broken” this week’s parasha takes a much more positive view of love.  It’s only in this book … Continue reading

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D’varim: Word

Word. Actually, Words , plural.  Dvarim.  We begin the end, the last book of the Torah, (Deuteronomy.)   Most of the book is Moses talking to the people.  For a guy who started out slow of tongue in Exodus, he certainly … Continue reading

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