Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blogging the Torah: Parashat Lech L’cha, I Was There

“Is Sarah part of the b’rit (the covenant) that God establishes with Abraham?”  Rabbi Ruth H. Sohn asks this question in The Torah: A Women’s Commentary.  As she says: our impulse is to say: “How can you ask such a … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Lech L’cha, Remembering Winnie

I gave this dvar Torah at shiva for my mother-in-law Winifred Spence Rudden.  On her second yarzheit, I remember Winnie. Tuesday, October 12, 2010 This week’s parasha is the third in our Torah.  In just the passed two weeks, we read … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Noach, Don’t Be Afraid of the Storm

The animals they came on, they came on by twosie, twosie X2 Elephants and kangaroosies-roosies, children of the Lord We all know the song. What a happy number for such a portion that is is filled with turmoil from start … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Bereshit, What I Learned from My Cat.

In a post on on eJewish Philanthropy today, Michael S. Berger in “A Tale of Two Philanthropists” said: “The Bible’s first two chapters provide an account – or, more accurately, accounts – of the creation of Adam and Eve, featuring … Continue reading

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