Monthly Archives: July 2016

With Balak & Bil’am – at Zion Ponderosa

why give so much space to the story about Balak and Bil’am??  Balak- a little like Pharaoh – is scared of the people and devises how to interfere with their journey. Bil’am the magician tries to curse them, three times … Continue reading

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Bay Area Friday Traffic (Chukat)

  Tech challenges on Friday, apologies for delay. Shavua Tov 🙂 * * * Bay Area Friday afternoon rush-hour crawl, can be a very trying time for anyone, let alone a group of teens, some of them still jet-lagged, on … Continue reading

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Korach & all his people- Shabbat Shalom from rainy Oregon

In Salem Oregon’s capitol gift shop, I notice the following sign: “it may be that your whole life is to be a warning for others”… if no one else, Kovach whom this week’s reading is named after, is a classic example for … Continue reading

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The 10 Spies & Me, onward and upward

Earlier this week, I packed our Oakland residence into boxes in preparation for the move later this summer to NY. I closed the door and left the key in the mailbox, heading for a one month summer tour through the … Continue reading

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