Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

It is still February.  I am still irritable.  I already watched my February palliative [Enchanted April (1991), in which four lonely women leave cold, drippy, 1920’s London for a holiday in Italy, where they thaw out and rediscover love], and … Continue reading

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Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

[Turner Classic Movies is currently airing a James Cagney movie, White Heat, which I find highly ironic in that it’s 13°F outside, wind chill -5°F.] We now begin a series of five Torah portions that form an interesting set: Terumah, … Continue reading

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Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:8), Shabbat Shekalim

It is February and I am irritable.  That is a redundancy.  Yes, I’m glad I’m not buried in Boston under 5 feet of snow (“Buried in Boston” sounds like either the title of a murder mystery or a headline about … Continue reading

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Yitro (Exodus 18:1 – 20:23)

While I was thinking about what to write here, I looked at some of my other comments on this week’s Torah portion, Yitro, and what I wrote four years ago is pretty much what I feel like saying this year, … Continue reading

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