Tag Archives: Tochachah

Ki Tavo (Deut. 26:1 – 29:8)

  We are in the middle of the month of Elul, a time for cheshbon ha-nefesh, a personal accounting as the High Holy Days approach.   At my shul, the Ark is now covered in a white curtain, rather than the … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

We are now well into the month of Elul.  At my shul, the white ark coverings are in place and the shofar is sounded every weekday morning.  We should be preparing mentally for the High Holy Days.  Part of that … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

I am coming down with a cold.  I find it difficult to think clearly when having post-nasal drip.  So I have quoted from past comments to a greater degree than usual below.  But it’s still good reading, IMO. This week’s … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

As we head down the home stretch of the year 5774, this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, shows Moses continuing to exhort the Israelites about how to behave in the future, aware that his own tie with them is coming … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8)

I used to find August generally depressing (not entirely, my wedding anniversary being on the 14th).  When I was in school, there was always a sense of missed opportunity, that I had wasted all that lovely, free time.  Later, added … Continue reading

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Behar-Behukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)

Today did not start out well.  I go to services sort of daily (5-6/week) to say kaddish for my mother (if we get a minyan).  Friday services start at 7:30 am.  I woke up at 7:27 (yes, I’d set the … Continue reading

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