Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pekudei (Ex. 38:21 – 40:38), Shabbat Shekalim (Ex. 30:11-16)

What do Downton Abbey, the Oscars, and Parashat Pekudei have in common? I asked a few teens that question last Sunday and assured them that their blank faces were appropriate responses.  The answer: an intense focus on clothing and accessories. … Continue reading

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Vayak’hel (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20)

This week, the Israelites build and furnish the Tabernacle, following the explicit instructions we read three weeks ago.  The haftarah, I Kings 7:40-50 (7:13-26 for Sephardim, and no, I don’t know why), similarly deals with the furnishing of Solomon’s Temple.  … Continue reading

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Ki Tissa (Ex. 30:11 – 34:35)

Still on the old computer.  I think mine will be fixed later today. I wonder why I can no longer stand the color white?  See our local paper’s take on how you know if you have snow fatigue at http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2014/02/13/how-you-know-you-have-snow-fatigue/5430693/ .  A … Continue reading

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