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Terumah: Over the rainbow?

“Find a place where you won’t get into any trouble!” “A place where I won’t get into any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto?” Well, Dorothy and Toto tried to find that place, over the rainbow. … Continue reading

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Bo: Hold your signs high

Meryem Yildirim, 7, left, sits on her father, Fatim, of Schaumburg, and Adin Bendat-Appell, 9, right, sits on his father, Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell, of Deerfield, during a protest on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill. … Continue reading

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Mishpatim: Chandler was right.Could it be more relevant?

I keep thinking, that with each week that goes by, each parasha, (weekly portion) won’t scream “RELEVANCE.” But no, the blessing and the curse of Torah. It is always relevant. This week our portion is Mishpatim. Laws, or rather, rules, … Continue reading

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Yitro: Breathing together

“The thing you are doing is not right.  You will surely wear yourself out, and these people as well.  For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.”  (Ex 18:17-18) Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, gives Moses the … Continue reading

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Beshallach: Song and strength

It’s tech week. As the Hebrew saying goes, “mavin yavin” (he who understands will understand). So, given “tech week tired”  this is a reworking of a post from Beshallach, 2012.  Astounding that it’s still relevant.  Song can change the world. … Continue reading

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Bo: Hold High Your Signs

Somehow this never got posted last week.  Not sure why, but this is last week’s dvar Torah.  Next week’s will be posted in a couple of days. “They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two … Continue reading

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Va’era: Sight words

Last week in Shemot, after Moses had run away from Egypt after killing a man, he was wandering in the wilderness with his flock and “he looked and he saw a bush all aflame.  Moses said, ‘I must turn aside … Continue reading

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