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Chukat: Looking for sweet water

The waters of Meribah, bitter waters. We are drinking from them now. Miriam dies in this parasha, Chukat, and the Rabbis tell us that all the water that had been available to the people through the wilderness dries up. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Chukat: Water, water everywhere…

We’ve had a lot of water from the skies lately.  In fact, there have hardly been three days straight without rain, which is quite a change from last summer, when the whole Midwest was suffering from drought. We complained last … Continue reading

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Chukat: Water (water, water, water)

Life has a way of telling you that you should have done something you didn’t.  So does the Torah.  There’s a lot of “cautionary tale” teaching going on in the Torah – think Golden Calf and picking favorites among your … Continue reading

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Chukat: How do I know I’ll miss you until you’re gone?

When the righteous are born, nobody feels the difference, but when they die, many are affected.  (Talmud)  When we’re born, who knows what we’ll accomplish?  It’s only after we die that what we did with our lives becomes clear.   That’s … Continue reading

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