Monthly Archives: October 2019

Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is starting a criminal investigation into the beginnings of the DOJ’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, without even stating what the Federal crime being investigated is (there must be an explicit … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

Too many holidays.  Too much rain.  Too much wind.  So tired… But our sukkah is still standing.  All we have to do is move it back over about 4 feet, put the s’chach (we use a bamboo mat) back in … Continue reading

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

I’m zonked.  Comments are from 2016.  The current plan is for us to put up the sukkah tomorrow (Friday) and decorate Sunday.  All goes well, I’ll post pictures during the holiday.  One other note: The first day of Sukkot this … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the holiest, most solemn day of the Jewish calendar. On it, our fates for the coming year are metaphorically sealed; actually, there’s a grace period through the 7th day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah. Yom Kippur is clearly described … Continue reading

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

Since Yom Kippur is fast approaching (ha ha), there are some tips on fasting at  http://www.jewfaq.org/fasttips.htmtohelp that you might find helpful.  What I find helpful are weaning off caffeine starting a few days before, drinking a lot of water beforehand, … Continue reading

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