Every once in a while, one reaches a point of no return. This week, we read in parashat Shelakh that it happened to the People of Israel. Some of the discontent and factionalizing was tolerable – they complained for meat instead of manna and got an influx of quail (spoiler alert: too much quail isContinue reading “Shabbat Shelakh: The Point of No Return”
Monthly Archives: June 2022
Shabbat BeHa’alot’kha: Pride and Juneteenth and Father’s Day, oh my!
Because What Do I Know about Love Except that we are at sea in it – and parched for its lack? Let down your buckets, my dears. Haul up the sweet, swaying spill. Tilt your face to the stream. Be washed. Be drenched. Turn loose the dripping dogs to shake themselves among you. Flood theContinue reading “Shabbat BeHa’alot’kha: Pride and Juneteenth and Father’s Day, oh my!”
BaMidbar: Wandering Around Lost
On this Shabbat morning we will share the beginning of a new book of the Torah: BaMidbar. The book is known in English as “Numbers,” a reference to the initial content. But the Hebrew name is more interesting: the root of the word is ד.ב.ר – d.v.r – and it is a pillar of theContinue reading “BaMidbar: Wandering Around Lost”