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Miketz (Gen. 41:1-44:17), 6th day of Chanukah (Num. 7:42-47), Rosh Hodesh Tevet (Num. 28:9-15)

Three scrolls plus several extra Psalms (Ps. 104, 113-118) and an extra prayer or two.  Wheeee! That’s what happens when the 6th day of Chanukah, which happens to be Rosh Chodesh, occurs on Shabbat. The regular weekly reading, Miketz, part … Continue reading

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B’Haalotekha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)

Whine. Kvetch. Whine, whine, whine. Kvetch. And this reading starts out so positively.  As if we’re having a lovely dream or a happily-ever-after story read to us as we drift off.  Then we wake up to a bleak reality.  The … Continue reading

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Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deut. 25:17-19), Purim

A fashion line for an elite.  A new leader shows himself to be less than competent, is delegitimized, and will later sink into madness.  Code hacking.  And though an administration’s inner circle has close Jewish connections, the real power behind … Continue reading

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Miketz (Gen. 41:1-44:17), 6th day of Chanukah (Num. 7:42-47), Rosh Hodesh Tevet (Num. 28:9-15)

Three Torah scrolls this Shabbat: One for the regular weekly reading, Miketz; one for the 6th day of Chanukah; and one for Shabbat Rosh Hodesh, the beginning of the month of Tevet.  Other additions:  Hallel (Ps. 113-118), a special prayer … Continue reading

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B’Haalotekha (Numbers 8:1 – 12:16)

This week’s portion, B’Haalotekha, starts out rather peacefully.  We read instructions concerning the gold menorah; the final preparation of the Levites (including a full-body shave); and the institution of Pesach Sheni, a second Passover a month later, for those who … Continue reading

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Tetsaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10), Shabbat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

It is still February.  I am still irritable.  I already watched my February palliative [Enchanted April (1991), in which four lonely women leave cold, drippy, 1920’s London for a holiday in Italy, where they thaw out and rediscover love], and … Continue reading

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Miketz (Gen. 41:1 – 44:17), 4th day of Chanukah (Num. 7:30-35)

This week: the next episode of the Joseph story and Chanukah. [BTW, I’ve seen at least16 transliterations of חֲנֻכָּה: H or Ch, n or nn, k or kk, and final h or no final h.  I just like “Chanukah,” so … Continue reading

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