Monthly Archives: September 2010

V’zot HaBracha (Deut. 33:1-34:12), Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

Hoo boy. Yes, the sukkah is still standing, though the intermittent heavy rain makes it hard to enjoy.   I am totally holiday-ed out, but there are two left, followed immediately by Bereishit. Today, the 7th day of Sukkot, is … Continue reading

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Sukkot

Rich and I put up the wooden lattice sukkah on Sunday, and we agreed the poor warped thing should be put out of its misery after the holiday, if it stays up that long.  After last Sukkot, I had started … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur (Lev. 16:1-34, Num. 29:7-11, Lev. 18:1-30)

As befitting the holiest day of our calendar, which has the longest services, we’ve got a full plate of Torah and haftarah readings (maybe “plate” isn’t the right word for a fast day).  The morning Torah readings highlight ritual, namely, … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah, Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-52), Shabbat Shuvah

And now we begin the 12th (!!!) year of Torah Portion Humor! I have felt particularly discombobulated recently. First, since I have finally internally accepted not being on an academic schedule, the seasons just kind of merge into each other … Continue reading

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Nitzavim-Vayelekh (Deut. 29:9-31:30)

The other day, on my way to work, I saw a family getting ready to meet an approaching school bus at the entrance of my development, probably grandmother, mother, little girl (maybe 6?) in a pretty dress and littler boy … Continue reading

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