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A Humbling Task: Raising Up the Next Generation

3 October 2014  
Erev Yom Kippur 5775 

Shalom Chaverim,  

As we prepare to enter Yom Kippur, I want to share something a little different with you this week. 700 more words


Parashah Bo (come) Exodus 10 - 13:16

The plagues continue, with locusts, darkness and the final plague, the death of the firstborn of Egypt.

Moses is instructed by God what the Israelites must do to be protected from the angel of death, for even though Goshen had been protected from the other plagues, it seems that the angel of death was over everyone and everything, and only the blood of the Passover Lamb would protect you from death. 901 more words


my atonement

The other night, on our way into meeting with the couple in the house that we want to buy, my skirt got caught on the thorns of a rose bush and ripped a bit. 709 more words


Oral Torah: Answering Rabbinic Objections

While I have given an argument regarding the Oral Torah not being authoritative, I did not answer specific objections which are often brought into conversation. The arguments in favor of an Oral Torah can be explained, in my opinion, in a single sentence: the written Torah contains errors or is incomplete, as this… 4,730 more words

Jewish Life

Heart One: The Rooster

Heart One: The Rooster*

Yom Kippur was almost over. The Baal Shem Tov’s pale face was tense, his voice hoarse from crying out to God. Every person in the congregation was agitated—something was upsetting their Rebbe. 491 more words

Breslov Woman

Forgiveness. Can you imagine?

I haven’t blogged much lately, but in my defense, I was just promoted and have been very, very busy. I’m extremely grateful for the promotion and the generous raise that came with it, but it does require more work to be at this new level and I realize that. 807 more words