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Going to inquire of G-d

We seem to be the people of the 2nd. First’s – are just not our thing. Take creation for example: the first story was just perfect. Everything was in the right place: the water that hung above, did just that, … Continue reading

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The Romantic Torah

Vignette: Time travelling in NYC: You leave one side of the city and the GPS shows an hour to your destination. You drive for 20 minutes, check again, and lo and behold, you now have 50 minutes left. You drive … Continue reading

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Abraham, Tzedaka & Mishpat

Vignette: Winter must be coming, which means an invisible hand turned on the central heating system in the building. It’s finally time to get a thin summer dress, and that box to wipe the sweat off my face. Some Torah … Continue reading

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Lech Lecha – Peace be the Journey

Vignette: Turns out, in Brooklyn, there are no yard-sales (no yards…) and no garage sales (for same reason) but! instead, there are “stoop sales” – a yard-sale on the brownstone’s steps… This Shabbat is “Shabbat Project”: “The idea is simple … Continue reading

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Tuesday morning daf yomi – Sanhedrin 100

Join me for one daf (Talmud page) a week. Today, we’re at Sanhedrin 100, asking what is a “heretic” (apikoros), how respectful one has to be of a Torah scholar, and what does it mean when the Talmud says, not … Continue reading

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Noah, Noah

Vignette: “Excuse me, where can I find car oil”? “Hahaha”, laughs the cashier at the big, well-stocked, grocery store, “that will be the day!” After much thought (‘where on earth is there a place that sells such obscure stuff?’) she … Continue reading

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Who’s simcha is it?

Vignette: I’m becoming a New Yorker… The recent realization follows needing to move my car due to “Street Cleaning”. The “whole world” double-parks from here until forever, waiting for this “seige” to be over. Should I go on a day … Continue reading

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