Monthly Archives: February 2021

Chaplaincy with Queen Esther – ליווי רוחני עם אסתר המלכה

Esther’s Fast Day at my chaplaincy. Esther here has been sick for a while and not getting better. When I visit her on Monday, she tells me she’s done; she’s been fighting all her life and can’t do it no … Continue reading

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At home with G-d & half an Ark – בבית עם אלוהים וחצי ארון

When my kids were younger, we used to read the story about the six blind men and the elephant, all standing around the huge animal in an effort to “see” it, each arguing that the part of elephant they are … Continue reading

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Yes and yes: Mishpatim, Sh’kalim, Rosh Hodesh Adar…

רק בשבוע שעבר, עמדנו לרגלי הר סיני לכבוד מתן תורה, עדים למופע אור-קולי פנטסטי שעד היום קשה להסביר, והנה, מגיעה פרשת השבוע הזה, פרשת משפטים, עם כל מיני פרטים קטנטנים ואתגריים, כמו מה לעשות עם שור שנגח, מישהו שנפל לתוך … Continue reading

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Developing the ability to hear and see – something short for Shabbat Yitro – ללמוד לראות ולשמוע – משהו קצר על פרשת יתרו

This week’s reading opens with “and Yitro… heard… and came”. Within 5 verses, his name is mentioned 3 times. What did he hear is the subject of many commentaries. Maybe about the war with Amalek; maybe about the Giving of … Continue reading

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Her eyes in the Mirror – 15 years later

On the day of her funeral, the sun was shining, and the sky was a clear, bright blue. Funerals’ weather somehow is always meaningful, whether “the sky is crying” or not. For my mom’s, it was a glorious spring day, … Continue reading

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