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Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25)

Since I will be on vacation when I would ordinarily send this out, I am rerunning the comments from 2007.  Different humor, though. The most familiar section of this week’s portion is Ch. 11:13-21, the second part of the Shema, … Continue reading

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Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25)

Have you ever wondered what “frontlets” are? Or “phylacteries”?  That’s what tefillin are called in English.  Since we read the second paragraph of the Shema in this week’s portion (11:13-21), I thought I’d finally look up the etymology: Source: Online … Continue reading

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