Monthly Archives: November 2014

I Make Jews

At Thanksgiving dinner, someone I hadn’t seen for several years asked me what I was doing for a living and I replied, “I make Jews.” The person was a little startled by response, so I explained that I was a … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Toldot, Can’t We Just All Get Along?

A few years ago, I was at some sort of education workshop, and I was asked to illustrate this week’s parasha, Toldot. I am not a great drawer and I am especially bad at faces. I simply drew a belly … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Chayei Sarah, Ulai

On most days, I usually think that it must be a good day if I do not say, “mah la-asot?” (what can you do?) or “yiyeh-tov” (it will be all right) too early in the day.  On some days I say both. … Continue reading

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