Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-52), Sukkot (Lev. 22:26 – 23:44; Numbers 29:12-16)

Well, I said I’d rely less on reruns.  This, however, is an exception since I wrote new TPH’s for Sep. 13, 18, and 21 and it is now only Sep. 24.  As it happens, I wrote the comments below in … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5776

Yes, it’s time for Yom Kippur.  I sent out a couple of links about fasting last year but at the last minute, so here they are again:    “The science of Yom Kippur fasting” and “14 tips to make the … Continue reading

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Vayeilekh (Deut. 31:1-30), Shabbat Shuvah

Only 30 verses this week.  Piece of cake for the Torah reader.  In Vayeilekh, Moses tries to provide for a smooth transition for the Israelites now that he will be leaving them and they will be crossing the Jordan into … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah 5776

  5776!  Wow!  That means this is the start of the 17th year of Torah Portion Humor!  WOOHOO!!! For a holiday that’s hardly there in the Torah, Rosh Hashanah’s prominence has certainly increased over the millennia, accumulating enough customs and activities … Continue reading

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Nitzavim (Deut. 29:9-30:20)

There are only 40 verses in this week’s Torah portion, Nitzavim.  Moses, nearing the end of his exhortations and his life, is concise and precise.  The text begins, Atem nitzavim hayom kulchem,”You are standing today, all of you” before the … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

I am coming down with a cold.  I find it difficult to think clearly when having post-nasal drip.  So I have quoted from past comments to a greater degree than usual below.  But it’s still good reading, IMO. This week’s … Continue reading

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