Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lion and Perek Shira

[continuing on in Perek Shira (Song of the Universe), we hear the lion’s roar, and what he says is:  “Hashem K’Geebor Yaytzay, K’eesh Milchamos…] Lions never crouch in fear Wandering around without a care King of the jungle, watch out … Continue reading

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G-d, Open My Lips and My Mouth Will Tell Your Praises

[Somebody asked me yesterday for this explanation.  There is a concept of “ner l’echad” a candle for one can light up the dark for others, too.  Hence, why should this explanation only go to one who asked, if I can … Continue reading

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Pride and Humility in Jewish Thought

  A swelled head story for you:  There was a young man who had a knitted kapelech. He always wondered what would happen if his brains grew and grew and his head got bigger.  He assumed he would know that … Continue reading

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Perek Shira and the Rooster

[continuing on in Perek Shira…] “Cocka-dooodle-doo,” calls the rooster in the early morn “C’mon wake up, it might look dark but ‘tis the crack of dawn” “The earliest hours of the day are when G-d visits Eden And with the … Continue reading

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Aging and Judaism

[This is a repeat, something written way back when I was younger and spent Friday nights volunteering in a nursing home…]  As Long As I Walk in the Paths of Hashem  Although I’d been volunteering at the nursing home for … Continue reading

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Pass Out Sweets Rather Than Stones

Come to think of it, it did look like a boomerang, that coiled fish cake.    Each year for Purim, my mother would create over-the-top Shalach Manos when I was younger.  She bought a pan that was in the shape … Continue reading

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Perek Shira and the Mouse’s Song

 Mouses Know They’re Louses (okay, okay, sigh, I’ll do this grammatically correctly:  Mice Know They’re Not Nice)  Eek, screech, I saw a mouse, screamed the woman waving her broom, Shoo, shoo, I’ll whack him about until he leaves this room … Continue reading

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