Tag Archives: Ezekiel

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach, 7th & 8th days of Pesach

My last boss at DuPont told me he had been president of a Jewish fraternity in college, even though he wasn’t Jewish.  However, he didn’t realize that Pesach lasts more than the first two days.  No, I don’t know the … Continue reading

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Tazria (Lev. 12:1 – 13:59), Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9 – 15), Shabbat HaChodesh (Ex. 12:1 – 20)

This week, a Torah triple header: 3 readings, 3 books, 3 scrolls.  In addition to the regular weekly reading, Tazria (Lev. 12:1-13:59), there’s a special reading about prescribed sacrifices (Num. 28:9-15) because it’s Rosh Chodesh, the first of the month, … Continue reading

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Shemini (Lev. 9:1 – 11:47), Shabbat Parah

This week: a stupendous ceremony that ends tragically, clean and unclean animals, and an extra portion about a red-haired young cow. We begin with the ending.  Tomorrow is Shabbat Parah, the third of four Shabbatot before Passover on which we … Continue reading

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Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26), Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15), Shabbat HaChodesh (Ex. 12:1-20)

I’m trying to get this done tonight because it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and my freaking out might get in the way. This week, we start reading the book of Leviticus (Vayikra, “he called” i.e., the Lord called [Moses], also … Continue reading

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Sukkot: First two days and Shabbat Chol HaMoed

In case any of you are waited with bated breath for the latest installment in the Plotzker Sukkah Saga:  Rich and I got the sukkah up Sunday afternoon, a full three days early!  Same Tinker Toy design as last year’s … Continue reading

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Shavuot

Next Tuesday night, the third and, nowadays, least noticed of the three harvest festivals, Shavuot (“weeks,” as in 7 weeks after Passover) begins and the counting of the omer (sefirat ha’omer or just sefirah) is complete.  In addition to the … Continue reading

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