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Shabbat Lech Lecha (Gen. 12:1-17:27)

This week we meet up with Abram and Sarai and read about their adventures traveling hither and yon – their departure from the big city, how they fooled a Pharaoh and came out with buckets of booty,...
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Shabbat Noah (Gen. 6:9 – 11:32)

The tale of Noah, like all truly great stories, is simple and also deceptively complex. Along with the many layers of the story, there is – I discovered this year – actually TWO versions competing for...
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Shabbat Bereshit (Gen. 1:1-6:8)

Looking at it one way, Bereshit is a series of failures. After the high point of creation, it’s all downhill – from the fateful fruit of the tree to Cain’s aggression against Abel,...
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What Do You Plan To Do About It?

Central to every service is the Amidah, the silent prayer, the prayer we say standing (and sometimes swaying with emotion and concentration) before our Master and the Creator of all things. Each...
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BlogElul Day 29: Return

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things. The...
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