Monthly Archives: January 2013

Make Your Own Kind of Tefillah

I’ve been remembering Mama Cass’s song “Make Your Own Kind of Music,” thinking about this anthem of the early ’70s for doing your own thing. This year, in conjunction with teaching the traditional prayers, we have been asking our fifth … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Parashat Vaera, Free Will and Bad Habits

Guest Blogger:  Noah Goldmann This week’s Torah portion is Vaera, from the book of Exodus. Vaera begins with God ordering Moses to free the Jewish people from Egypt. God reminds Moses that Pharaoh will initially refuse to set the Jewish … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Vaera, Follow The Leader

In this week’s portion, Moses is called by God to go to Pharoah.  Let’s remember that Moses grew up in Pharoah’s palace and knows Pharoah well.  The current Pharoah’s mother fished Moses out of the Nile and raised him as … Continue reading

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The Kotel and Me

Awhile ago, my mother gave me a box.  In the past years, she had been going through our closets and such, and brought me my stuff from our childhood.  In the past I have received boxes.  There have been  boxes … Continue reading

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