Monthly Archives: May 2015

Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)

Thank you all for your good wishes concerning my son’s graduation!  We are happy, proud, and relieved (no more tuition!). I am having a great deal of difficulty concentrating at the moment for no discernible reason.  Maybe lack of sleep.  … Continue reading

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Bemidbar (1:1 – 4:20), Shavuot

First, a shout out to our son Alan, who graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis a week ago.  WOOHOO!!  Hurray!! WHEEEEEEE!!! Ahem. This is a busy 3-day weekend, not only because of Memorial Day, but … Continue reading

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Behar-Behukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)

[Yes, I know this is a week early, but I will be away next week, so you can read it now or save it until then.] With this double portion, we close the book of Leviticus.  Starting next week: Numbers: … Continue reading

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Emor (Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23)

Part of this week’s portion, Emor, is very familiar if you are a Torah reader for your congregation, attend services during the holidays and actually pay attention to the Torah reading, or read it for your Bar Mitzvah (like my … Continue reading

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Lev. 16:1-20:27)

Another double portion.  But first – Next week, May 7, is Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of counting the omer (the letters lamed ל and gimel ג are assigned the values 30 and 3, respectively).  A minor holiday, it is … Continue reading

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