Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bereishit 2010-On Creation

A somewhat brief summary of how the Jewish tradition and the seeming contraction of the Scientific Age of the Universe and the Creation narrative. Continue reading

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Parshat HaAzinu/Zot HaBrachah 2010 – Seeing the Real Person

Summary: Parshat HaAzinu: This Parshah describes the pattern of all of Jewish history: the Jews become successful, they leave G-d, they end up suffering, they come back to G-d. It doesn’t always work in that order but it is the … Continue reading

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Sukkot/Simchat Torah 2010

After the High Holidays it’s nice to have something more fun before getting back to the daily grind. Sukkot is such a holiday. We get to play Sims by building a sukkah, a small temporary house with leaves and branches … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 2010

Ah, every Jew’s favorite holiday. The one you have to fast on. That’s Yom Kippur, called the Day of Atonement because it is on this day G-d forgives the sins that we committed over the year. I did meet a … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

Do you remember where you were on 9/11? I realize for a lot of you 9/11 is just a part of your lives and not some paradigm-altering event. Before 9/11, my mom used to tell me that my generation (Generation … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah 2010-The Power of the Shofar

Happy New Year! On the Jewish calendar, the 1st of the month of Tishrei, which falls out on various days in September on the Gregorian calendar (the Jewish calendar is a solar calendar that adjusts for the lunar months), is … Continue reading

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High Holidays Briefing: The Ever-Evolving Al-Quaeda Threat

Last Tuesday was a unique experience for me. It was kind of like attending an elementary school assembly, but clearly much more serious. Obviously, seeing NYC Police Commissioner Kelley was more impressive than your old principal. I think the first … Continue reading

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Nitzavim & Vayelech 2010 You better make the right move

Nitzavim Summary Moshe begins his last address to the Jews reminding them of the terms of the covenant with G-d. G-d promises that no matter what happens in Jewish History eventually they will be redeemed and everything will be nice. … Continue reading

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My blog is moving. This is a tweet test to see if it is connected.

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Shoftim 2010-The Spirit of Prophecy

Summary: The commandment to appoint judges and law enforcement is given. The commandment on how to deal with idolaters is given. The commandment to appoint a king is given. The commandment on how to deal with a rebellious legal authority … Continue reading

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