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Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)

This week: A nation continues to be buffeted by a force it cannot understand and experiences a paralyzing darkness of the soul.  I refer to Egypt and the last three plagues. We start with locusts (a kosher food, BTW).  The … Continue reading

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Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)

I have been spending this week getting ready for AKSE Academy, an annual program sponsored by my synagogue (open to all, $12, don’t have to pre-register).  This year, I am both chairing it and giving a talk on Jewish thought … Continue reading

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Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)

Addendum to last week’s citation suggesting each of the ten plagues could be matched up with an Egyptian god:  A reader consulted a young Egyptology expert, who agreed the analogies were forced and, further, were full of descriptive errors.  (Thanks, … Continue reading

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Bo (Exodus 10:1 – 13:16)

Free at last, free at last!  Well, sort of. A new civil year has just started.  For an interesting history of why 2014 is 2014 and why New Year’s Eve is a time for New Year’s Eve wildness, see http://www.the-american-interest.com/garfinkle/2013/12/31/a-jews-guide-to-new-years-eve/Continue reading

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