Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayigash Inspiration 5775


The Medrash (Bereishis Rabbah 13:2) teaches us that the Jewish People are always praying for the Bais HaMikdash, so we will perpetuate that ideal. In this weeks parasha, Vayigash, we encounter Yehudah entreating Yosef to release their brother Binyomin and … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Mikeitz-Chanukah Inspiration 5775


Donuts, latkes, parties and more and more indulging. Does it ever end? 🙂 This week’s parasha, Mikeitz, teaches us that there is an end to the darkness. The Medrash (Bereishis Rabbah 89:1) cites the verse that states (Iyov 28:3) קֵץ … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayeishev Inspiration 5775


This week’s parasha is all about ups and downs. Yehudah goes down from his brothers, Yosef goes down to Egypt and then there are the spiritual ups and downs. Yehudah is seduced by Tamar, his former daughter-in-law, and Yosef is … Continue reading

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Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vayishlach Inspiration 5775


It seems that it’s pretty important to appease someone who is angry at you. Yaakov sends messengers to Esav to appease his anger. What was Esav angry about?  Yaakov purchased the rights of the firstborn from Esav and then received … Continue reading

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