This midrash offers lessons for people struggling to function with integrity and flexibility in a diverse, often contradictory, world.
Ents are Middle Earth’s very old, male, tree-like creatures who have somehow…
UPDATE April 15: See also Fabrangen’s Omer Blog for more on “full of water.” Imagery of a pit [bor] appears over the years in the poetry of Yehuda Amichai. Frequently, as in the Joseph story […]
There’s a great scene in a fairly silly movie, called Must Love Dogs: The struggling divorced man played by John Cusack is obsessed with the movie Doctor Zhivago. He watches it over and over at […]
“In that small cafe; The park across the way; The children’s carousel; The chestnut trees; The wishin’ well. “I’ll be seeing you in all the old familiar places… I’ll find you In the morning sun […]
The People’s time in the wilderness with God — “the love of your bridal days” (Jer. 2:2) — is coming to an end in the portion Pinchas. This is perhaps reflected in the portion’s “extras”: […]
…and for all the great might and awesome power that Moses displayed before all Israel. [yisrael]
This portion uses the phrase elohim acheirim asher lo-y’datem: “other gods” (Alter, Fox, JPS translations) or “gods of others” (Stone) “which/that you did not know” (Alter/Stone), “whom you have not known” (Fox) or “whom you […]