Monthly Archives: February 2012

Blogging the Torah — Shabbat Zachor: Remembering, Zippori and Beyond

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.  — Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was right.  We Jews are big on remembering. We … Continue reading

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Originally posted on light simple:
twelve days, 39 educators and 575 miles later, i am still unpacking and reflecting upon my time in israel. we learned, studied, pushed the boundaries and one another’s comfort zones. we brought tough, difficult and…

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Yerucham — Digging Deeper

Yeruham (Hebrew: יְרוּחָם‎‎, יְרוֹחַם, Yeroham) is a town (local council) in the Southern District of Israel, in the Negev desert. It covers 38,584 dunams (~38.6 km²) and had a population of 9,400 in 2006. It is named after the Biblical Jeroham. … Continue reading

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Once Again, A Moment in Time

Pre-Shabbat and the shuk, Jerusalem’s Machane Yehudah marketplace is bustling with shoppers.  All are walking fast through the rows and rows of luscious fruits and vegetables.  The colors are amazing.  The smells of the home baked challah and cakes are in … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah in Israel: Yitro: Moon over the desert

What a beautiful full moon over the desert.  I wonder whether this is the same moon that Moses saw when he went up the mountain?

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat B’Shallach…Miriam and a couple of Deborahs

And the women dancing with their timbrels followed Miriam as she sang her song sing the song to the One we’ve exalted Miriam and the women dance, and danced the whole night long                 … Continue reading

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