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Shana Tovah – Happy New Year

Our trip around the sun has come full course, and here we are at the threshold again. Beginnings and endings. We’re ending the book of Deuteronomy, will be starting Genesis soon. We’re ending 5778, starting 5779. As we get to … Continue reading

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Netzavim and New Year: Spiraling

Teshuva.  Tefilah. Tzedakah. That’s what we will keep hearing next week, as we welcome the New Year.  Those are the keys to unlock the door to a good New Year.  Those are the balms, we read, for our souls that … Continue reading

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Nitzavim: This day

“You stand this day, all of you, before Adonai your God – your tribal heads, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer … Continue reading

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Nitzavim: To life, but not like the fiddler.

Poor Nitzavim.  It’s tough being the parasha just before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Who pays attention to you?  Just when you would think about something deep and profound to comment on it….BAM!  you’re thinking about New Year’s instead. … Continue reading

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Nitzavim: Because I said so

You’re not the boss of me. It really does all boil down to authority, doesn’t it?  Who’s in charge, who’s authority we accept, to what extent do we challenge that authority?  We Americans, especially, have this in our DNA – … Continue reading

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Nitzavim 5770

I find  this week’s parasha, Nitzavim¸ quite comforting, which is a welcome thing, since it seems I’ve spent the entire week hearing about, or attending, funerals.  Families that were scattered all over the world found a way to return home, … Continue reading

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