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Just Because

I need, to have a night walk.

Drink and get drunk but not wasted.

Laught it all off like it’s funny.

Because it is.

I want, a walk in the park. 91 more words


4.18.15 Saying the Shema

מאימתי קורין את שמע בערבית

When (lit. “From what time”) do we say the Shema in the evening? [1]

Years ago, I bought an edition of the Talmudic tractate “Berachot.” I eagerly opened it to see what the Talmud would say about Jewish spirituality. 704 more words

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Quote of the day.



One for all the cysters out there!

Trying To Conceive

4.14.15 A Sephardic Dish for Pesach

(My son introduced me to this dish, and showed me the online article. I thought to post it now, to put it in mind for next year. 580 more words

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4.12.15 Passover: Thoughts After the Seders

1 — The “10 Plagues” demonstrated G-d’s superiority over human power.

While Pharaoh commanded Egyptian military personnel and technology, G-d commands nature itself. The 10 demonstrations were not “natural” phenomena, or they would have affected the Israelites along with the Egyptians: “I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies will be there; to the end that you will know that I am the L-rd in the midst of the earth” [1]; “…the L-rd shall make a division between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt…” [2]; “Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail” [3]; “…and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days…but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings” [4]; “…but against the children of Israel, no dog will wet his tongue against man or beast , that you may know how the L-rd puts a difference between  Egypt and Israel.”  [5] As Rashi says, “Although My Glory is in Heaven, My  Will is omnipotent on earth.” [6] 405 more words

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4.8.15 Special Hebrew Calligraphy: Songs of Deliverance

On the 7th day of Pesach, the crossing of the Israelites at the Reed Sea is read. In Torah, the “Song at the Sea” [1] that the Israelites sing is written in a special calligraphic format. 354 more words

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All hail the sea

She greeted me warmly as I walk down to the shore.

Her breeze touching my face and playfully tossing my hair, like an old friend thrilled to see me again. 293 more words