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Vayeilekh (Deuteronomy 31:1-30), Shabbat Shuvah

 (From 2016) This Shabbat: Very short weekly Torah portion (30 verses), longish special haftarah (29 verses at my shul).  We are in the midst of the Ten Days of Penitence leading to Yom Kippur. [Before I forget, there are some … Continue reading

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Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20)

We are nearing the end of 5778, the Israelites’ journey, and our annual Torah reading.  Nitzavim has only 40 verses.  Its key points: 1) Everyone is entering into the covenant – men, women, children. 2) Obeying the Law is each … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah, Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-32:52), Shabbat Shuvah

Wednesday night is the start of Rosh Hashanah, signaling the beginning of the year 5778 (and Year Nineteen of Torah Portion Humor!  WOOHOO!!!) and of the Ten Days of Penitence that culminate with Yom Kippur.  You’re supposed to ask forgiveness … Continue reading

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Vayeilekh (Deut. 31:1-30), Shabbat Shuvah

Only 30 verses this week.  Piece of cake for the Torah reader.  In Vayeilekh, Moses tries to provide for a smooth transition for the Israelites now that he will be leaving them and they will be crossing the Jordan into … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat Shuvah, Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-32:52)

Welcome to the 16th year of Torah Portion Humor!  WOOHOO!!! On the day after Labor Day, on the way to my first fall class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, I experienced a feeling I think I last had in … Continue reading

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