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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

Now that we’ve got all the universal stuff out of the way, we begin the story of the Jewish people with the first of the patriarchs, Abraham (How many of you remember a little book we read in Hebrew school … Continue reading

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Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

It’s a good thing we finally got the sukkah down (mostly – just the frame and tied-on bamboos poles left).  There was a big storm around here yesterday (October 31), though the most dramatic portions came well after the trick-or-treaters … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

Yes, we’re back.  Yes, we had a great time.  Yes, pictures of Venice, Montenegro, and Greece will be posted.  Also, though it’s been several days, my mind is still kind of foggy. (2015 Comments) In grad school, I remember once, … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

Why Abraham? The story of Abram (later Abraham) and his family starts with a command to him from the Lord (12:1-3): The LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

  I am tired.  Here are old comments with old and new humor.  Abram is told to leave his country, maybe for reasons not so different from those who toy with that idea today. Sometimes the “homeland” just isn’t home … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

In grad school, I remember once, while I was walking somewhere but my mind was elsewhere, a person came up to me and kindly asked if I knew where I was going.  This has happened to me several times when … Continue reading

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Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)

We took the sukkah down last Sunday, only a week and a half after the holiday. Interestingly, one of the intervening storms had spun it around 180°.  And the bamboo s’chach mat developed little gray dots of mold that I … Continue reading

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