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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

Did you know there’s a place on earth where it hasn’t rained for nearly 2 million years? It’s the Dry Valleys in Antarctica.  I’m really tired of rain, and I’m not even talking about Hurricane Florence, just this rainrainrain-teasingbitofsun-rainrain.  The … Continue reading

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Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-52), Sukkot (Lev. 22:26 – 23:44; Numbers 29:12-16)

At this time of year, I find it difficult to remember what’s what and what I have to do.  This year is even more complicated because we are going on vacation right after the holidays.  To help people keep track … Continue reading

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Sukkot: First two days and Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Yet another installment in the Plotzker Sukkah Saga!  As you may recall, last year, about halfway through the holiday our tinker-toy-type sukkah was slammed into our house during a bad storm.   Some of the steel tubing poles were bent, one … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, V’zot HaBracha (Deut. 33:1-34:12)

Even a retiree can be over-scheduled.  Thus, this week, I will give you an update on the Sukkah saga, comments from 2012 and 2014, and newly dug up humor, etc. items. Sukkah Saga update:  We are still using the metal … Continue reading

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Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-52), Sukkot (Lev. 22:26 – 23:44; Numbers 29:12-16)

Sukkot starts Sunday night. Before that, though, we read the penultimate Torah portion of the annual cycle, Ha’azinu, which contains the 43-verse long song (or poem) Moses was told to write in last week’s portion. It vividly describes the relationship … Continue reading

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, V’zot HaBracha (Deut. 33:1-34:12)

We’re heading down the home stretch, both of the holiday season and of the annual Torah reading.  We have four, count ‘em, four, (except three for Reform) consecutive special days.  On Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot, the first Torah reading is … Continue reading

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Ha’azinu (Deut. 32:1-52), Sukkot (Lev. 22:26 – 23:44; Numbers 29:12-16)

Well, I said I’d rely less on reruns.  This, however, is an exception since I wrote new TPH’s for Sep. 13, 18, and 21 and it is now only Sep. 24.  As it happens, I wrote the comments below in … Continue reading

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