Monthly Archives: August 2019

Thoughts on Re’eh

This Shabbat is a very special Shabbat on the Jewish calendar. It is Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Elul. Elul is the last month of the liturgical year and serves as a preparation time before we enter the month of Tishrei and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Eikev

Driving home from shul one morning, I was looking forward to a small morning repast on the balcony with my wife, when the car in front of me decided to interrupt my musings by not going through the incredibly short … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shabbat Nachamu

Last week (Saturday evening through Sunday evening) was Tisha b’Av, one of the saddest times on the Jewish calendar. This is the day that traditionally both Temples were destroyed, and historically numerous other atrocities have befallen the Jews throughout the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tisha b’Av

Almost three weeks ago, on the 17th of Tammuz, many Jews in Israel and around the world began the countdown to the most devastating time in Jewish history, Tisha b’Av. Traditionally, on the 17th of Tammuz 587 BCE, the armies … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Masei

The journey or its conclusion, which is most important? There is not an either-or answer but, as with many other questions in life, it is gam v’gam, this and also this– as both the journey and the destination (or goal) are … Continue reading

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