Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1)

I’m baaack. Did you know there are over 400 wineries in Napa Valley and environs?  And we only got to 10 of them. Right, the Torah portion. We are basically in tying up loose ends mode.  The latest plague is … Continue reading

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Balak (Numbers 22:2 – 25:9)

I really should be sleeping. I have a 6AM flight to San Francisco tomorrow morning (yes, retirees get vacation too).  I will not be back in time to send out TPH – Balak next week, so you’re getting it now.  … Continue reading

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Chukkat (Numbers 19:1 – 22:1)

At the beginning of this week’s Torah portion, the Israelites are about two years into their 40-year trek.  At the end of the portion, it’s 38 years later, and they’re encamped on the eastern bank of the Jordan, getting ready … Continue reading

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Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32); Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15; Isaiah 66:1-24)

And you thought all hell broke loose in last week’s portion. Now that the Israelites have been totally punished for their lack of faith in the Lord’s ability to enable them to conquer the Promised Land, they’re going to mourn, … Continue reading

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