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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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Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32), Shabbat Rosh Chodesh (Num. 28:9-15)

Today and tomorrow we observe Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of a new month, for Cheshvan, aka Marcheshvan.  The rabbis say the “mar” comes from the Hebrew for “bitter,” since poor Cheshvan has no holidays in it (for which I am … Continue reading

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Noah (Genesis 6:9-11:32)

This week: Noah (guttural “h” in Hebrew) and his ark, the discovery of wine, and the Tower of Babel.  Previously, in Parashat (the Torah portion of) Bereishit, the Lord decided to wipe out life on earth and start over.  Now, … Continue reading

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