Tag Archives: Emor

Emor: The work of our hands

The week got away from me. Here’s commentary on Emor from a while back, but updated to what is (sadly) still relevant. Now here’s an odd story in this week’s parasha, Emor,  not that there aren’t a few odd stories … Continue reading

Posted in Shabbat musings | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Emor: Who owns your calendar?

I have a sign above the calendar in the kitchen:  If you haven’t written it down, you haven’t told me.  I live by a calendar.  I have to; it was my job (sometimes I think it still is!) to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Shabbat musings | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Emor: Laying our communal hands

Now here’s an odd story in this week’s parasha, Emor,  not that there aren’t a few odd stories in our Torah.  One day, “There came out among the Israelites one whose mother was Israelite and whose father was Egyptian.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Shabbat musings | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Emor: Perfection ain’t for the weak, but it is for this week

Perfection is boring.  That’s what we imperfect people say, isn’t it?  God, however, prefers it, and God gets to do that because God is, well….God.  Imperfect people on the other hand, take great comfort in the concept of “b’tzelem elohim” … Continue reading

Posted in Shabbat musings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment