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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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Are you like Noah, the Silent?

One of my favorite musicals is a little-known show called, “Children of Eden”, by Stephen Schwartz.  It’s basically a Biblical midrash; the first act is all about the Garden of Eden, and the second act is all about Noah.  In … Continue reading

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