Tag Archives: exodus

These & These are my Brothers

Vignettes: Not long ago, I would watch “House of Cards” and wonder if I’m in the middle of a news report. Now I watch the news and can only hope I am in the middle of a crazy Netflix show … Continue reading

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On Clothing and more

“Write down 5 of your identities”, asked the speaker, “the first 5 that come to mind”. What shall I write? What makes me who I am? I scribble one, then two, then think. 5 is surely not enough to describe … Continue reading

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Building a Mishkan- in time and space

95% of couples get together due to a simple musical chairs game. You’re out there playing, dancing around and suddenly, the music stops, and this is it. You could have been fishing in Alaska, hiking in Nepal, diving near Bali, … Continue reading

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Moses’ Ikea Tablets

In our “Lessons in Leadership” class, I ask my students: Was it ok for Moses to break the Tablets? At first they are shocked that I would even ask such a question. The incident of the Golden Calf is often … Continue reading

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constructing the menorah, and life

Sometimes I think my students leave my class more confused than they walked in. We talk about Moses’ leadership traits and delve into the story of the Golden Calf (to be read in a couple of weeks). As we recall, … Continue reading

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what about receiving?

We had to stop short our learning in 1st grade this afternoon so they can get to PE on time. At first they were so, so disappointed, then they realized something and started to jump with joy: “Tomorrow we’re getting … Continue reading

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The Song of the Trees: Shabbat Shira & Tu Bishvat

Shabbat, although repeated next week in the Ten Commandments, is already mentioned in this week’s reading. Contrary to life the way we know it, when we get rain from the heavens and bread from the ground, the miraculous journey the … Continue reading

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