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Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:8), Shabbat Shekalim (Exodus 30:11-16)

Chaos.  Law.  Orders coming down from above, some incomprehensible.  And what will we do with the resident aliens in our midst?  I refer, of course, to this week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim (statutes). First:  Shabbat Shekalim is the first of four … 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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