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Romancing the Scroll

Reposting this from last year in honor of this week’s Torah portion, Ekev … So Here’s the Backstory. My husband and I are now devoted groupies of an organization called Nehirim, from a Hebrew word for “lights.” Founded by author … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Leviticus: Parashat Vayikra

This post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Miller, one of our community’s Torah study leaders, who passed away unexpectedly around this time two years ago. We miss you, Steve. From the folks at G-dcast: I Didn’t Believe My … Continue reading

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Let My People Marry! Parashat Va’eira

Reviving this oldie but goodie from 2010 as we pass from Va’eira into Bo’ … The Basics of Va’eira Diary on last week’s parshah, Shemot, by ramara Guide for the Perplexed: What’s a parshah? Here’s the full text of this … Continue reading

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D’var Torah: Day of the Big Wheel

Text of Vayak’hel and Pekudei, via chabad.org This post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Miller, one of our community’s Torah study leaders, who passed away unexpectedly this week. May his memory comfort all who knew him and learned … Continue reading

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It’s a Date! And an Eerily Fitting One at That!

After a few weeks of back-and-forth, we have a date for the mikvah, the ritual immersion that is the last step in the conversion process. October 23, 2009, or the fifth of Cheshvan 5770. I asked for this date after … Continue reading

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Nisan 5769 ~ April 2009

Note to Self: Next Passover, Take the Whole Week Off. I adore the way this holiday invites us to clean up, clean out, look at what we don’t need, simplify, be humble, and leave our narrow places behind. Between two … Continue reading

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Adar 5769 ~ March 2009

This month’s short diary opens with simple gratitude. With thanks for the breath in my body, the love that surrounds me. For the grace that brought me to this journey. For the freedom I have to take it. For my … Continue reading

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