Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tzav (Lev. 6:1 – 8:36), Shabbat HaGadol

This week’s portion, Tzav (“command,” verb, imperative) gets more into the nitty gritty of the rituals of the burnt offering, the meal offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the offering of well-being, the sacrifice of well-being, and the offerings … Continue reading

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Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26), Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15), Shabbat HaChodesh (Ex. 12:1-20)

I’m trying to get this done tonight because it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and my freaking out might get in the way. This week, we start reading the book of Leviticus (Vayikra, “he called” i.e., the Lord called [Moses], also … Continue reading

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Vayak’hel-Pekudei (Ex. 35:1-40:38 ), Shabbat Parah (Num. 19:1-22)

Ah, yes. That’s better. Most of the white stuff has melted.  We are indeed approaching spring.  And tax return filing.  And Pesach prep.  And I like what I wrote 3 years ago, so I will indulge myself and repeat those … Continue reading

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Ki Tissa (Ex. 30:11 – 34:35)

It’s March.  It still feels like February. I think I’m losing it.  A few days ago, during a brief discussion about how the chorus sometimes gets into a piece very quickly while it takes us a while to warm up … Continue reading

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Special Purim Edition

(Purim starts Wednesday night.  Enjoy!) Purim is a holiday based on the Book of Esther, so go read it.  I wrote here last year, “the observance of Purim, which is based on the Book of Esther (most likely a historical … Continue reading

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