Tag Archives: Bereishit

Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

After enough time has passed, I often forget details of what I’ve written.  Thus, I find the comments below fresh even though they are 8 years old.  Jokes are newly found, though. There is simply too much to ponder in … Continue reading

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Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

Today’s focus: Paradise. But first, an unfortunate update on our Sukkah.  We enjoyed it from Sunday, Oct. 16 through the following Friday evening.  Then the winds came.  Big winds.  Next morning, I saw that the bamboo mat was lying in … Continue reading

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Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

There’s something about switching from a largely unscheduled summer to a new fall schedule plus holiday activities (including miserable weather for most of Sukkot) plus having to make up tasks I let go because of said holidays (7 weekdays’ worth) … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, V’zot HaBracha (Deut. 33:1-34:12)

We’re heading down the home stretch, both of the holiday season and of the annual Torah reading.  We have four, count ‘em, four, (except three for Reform) consecutive special days.  On Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, the first Torah reading is … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

This week, we get into the stories of Abraham and Sarah, born Abram and Sarai.  At the beginning of Lech L’cha, Abram is 75 and Sarai, 65.  They are childless.  Abram’s father Terah had intended to move from Ur to … Continue reading

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