Monthly Archives: August 2011

Weathering the Storm-And My Car

Aftermath of Irene, and pics of my car. Continue reading

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Parshat Eikev 2011-Spiritual in the Physical

Summary: The revisitation of the events in the desert continue, with an emphasis on the positive reward for fulfilling commandments. The commandment of Birkat HaMazon, grace after meals is given. This is part of a general emphasis on the importance … Continue reading

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Parshat V’Ethanan 2011-Proof of the Torah

Summary: Moshe continues to retell the story of the Jews in the desert. Moshe tells over the Ten Commandments again. The Shema-the declaration of Jewish faith-is given. Other philosophical points are raised, unusual for the general content of the Five … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 2011-I’m Hungry

There’s a few holidays on the calendar that are not my favorites: they are all fast days. Most religions have days, weeks, or even months that involve some type of self-deprivation. The question is why would anyone do that to … Continue reading

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Parshat Devarim 2011-Perspective on Tragedy

Appreciating what you have helps you deal with the challenges you have. Amy Winehouse probably didn’t, and so she couldn’t. Stupid and tragic. Continue reading

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