Monthly Archives: August 2015

Snakes Say Thanks

Snake’s hissstory caused him to be sssent ssssslithering to the ground But the ssssnake ssssays that even for ssssinners, G-d’s clossenesss aboundssss. G-d sstaysss merciful even while ssserving out ssstern sentencessss Sssending ssssnakes on the ssslither, easssy sssussstenance. The snake … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure: no match for a brick wall outlook

 “Our epidermis has become too sensitive.  I wish that we Jews had a consciousness of our own value which would make us quiet and half-indifferent to the judgment of others rather than this unwavering, easily insulted, hypersensitive point d’honneur which … Continue reading

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Plugged In — Staying Fully Charged

(Repost… due to Elul’s potential for us to realize we need to recharge…) Many have experienced this thanks to Storm Sandy – that moment when your computer runs out of backup juice. Tonight, as I began typing on my computer a … Continue reading

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Parshas Shoftim – even sinners’ dignities must be protected

Twice in this week’s Torah portion, we see a sensitivity to the feelings of folks.  The first happens when we are taught to set aside the “Aray Miklat” designated cities where an accidental murderer finds safe refuge. Torah demands accountability … Continue reading

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Only G-d is Yashar — being proud of Torah and Mitzvos

In this week’s Torah portion, [verse 19] the chapter concludes that we need to listen to G-d and “ha’yashar b’aynay Hashem…” what is fair in the eyes of G-d we must do. Man is silly – we think we are smarter … Continue reading

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Daiyah (wants to nix the good works)

[In some previous posts I introduced you to the Raiyah and the Aiyah and the Chasidah.  Here is another ornery bird to meet.] Negative character traits can be found in another bird unkosher. That the world has maxed out on … Continue reading

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Aiyah, insincere lie’ya

[This is a continuation of previous posts where we had discussed that there are a few birds that seem kosher, but are deemed unkosher because of their flawed character traits.] Of birds not kosher because of character flaws there are … Continue reading

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