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Noah: Building a relationship, not just an ark

Relationships are hard at the beginning. Getting to know each other, finding out each other’s faults and strengths. Yes indeed, relationships are hard in the beginning, like the one between humanity and God. The story of Noah is at one … Continue reading

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Noah: Relative righteousness

Six words. Six words to express a world of learning and hope and vision. It’s not easy to do , but it works when you pick the right six words. Like, “Shma Yisrael,Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad”  Those are good words. … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa: Protect us, cover us.

There’s this wonderful aspect of Hebrew that never fails to keep me enthralled. Each word has a three letter root. If words have the same root letters, if they have the same “shoresh”, they’re connected, and it’s our profound challenge … Continue reading

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Noach: Rainbows

Everyone has a rainbow story.  The first time you saw one.  The time you saw a double rainbow.  They are stunning and magical and ethereal and fragile; they make you stop and really look.   I once saw a triple rainbow.  … Continue reading

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Noah: We can choose to stop the hate

Yes, it’s late on Friday afternoon, and I’m just getting to this. And yes, I know, that if you read this after tomorrow afternoon, it won’t be parashat Noach anymore, since the Torah portion “switches” on Saturday afternoon, and we … Continue reading

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Noah: What does it take to destroy the world?

Boy, that was quick.  Brand new world, brand new people, and already it’s corrupted.  Reminds me of my kitchen floor just after I finally wash it….but I digress. “The earth became corrupt before God; the earth was filled with hamas … Continue reading

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Noah: Who’s sorry now?

One of my favorite musicals is “Children of Eden”, by Stephen Schwartz.   It is a rarely performed show; in fact, it’s never actually been on Broadway.   Schwartz is well known for writing the music and lyrics for such hits as … Continue reading

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