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V’etchanan: Left behind

Sometimes the relevance of Torah just looks you in the eye and says, “I’m here.” “Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side of the Jordan, that good hill country… but God ..would … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: Enough already!

Thank you, Ibn Ezra.  Ibn Ezra was a 12th c Biblical commentator from Spain and England.  He was a linguist; he loved language.  Today, he’d be one of those guys who posts memes from Grammarly and finds typos in menus.  … Continue reading

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Ve’etchanan/Shabbat Nachamu: From lows to highs

Monday night I spent sitting on floor surrounded by candles.  My sister was singing and chanting an incredibly haunting melody, crying out the words of “Aicha”, Lamentations.  It was Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, and … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: Finding faith in a stoplight

When I was a teenager, I used to babysit for a family who often came home later than they were supposed to.  I found myself standing in the living room a lot, staring out the window, watching for their car.  … Continue reading

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V’etchanan: You’re welcome, world!

You’re welcome. I’m sure you’re wondering who came up with the idea for a weekend, the idea that there should be a day off during the week, and well, that would be the um, God, for the Jews, so all … Continue reading

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Shabbat V’Etchanan 5770

My son asked me a question this morning as I was dropping him off at day camp.  It was the sort of question you really should have a lot of time to answer, but naturally, he gave me about five … Continue reading

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