Why are Moses and Aaron, and God, unable to hear the people’s desperation and anger, in the face of completely failed expectations? And what is our job…How might better listening, and closer attention to circumstances behind complaints and rebellion, change things?
I want to begin by acknowledging my teacher, Max Ticktin z”l, for whom the period of shloshim is coming to a close and whose connections to Temple Micah are more varied and interesting than I […]
I have always lived among priests and prophets. I know that some divine encounters prove more terrifying than illuminating. And I believe there is much to be learned about Revelation by turning away from Sinai’s […]
More on Mouse [addendum to dvar Torah, “Pinchas and the Scary Friend”] Many hard-boiled detectives have their “scary friend.” But Ezekiel (Easy) Rawlins’ friend Raymond (Mouse), is something else again. Mouse is written by Walter […]
This post originally appeared on Clergy Beyond Borders’ News/Views blog, June 9, 2011. Sibling prophets argue but find a way to remain together in the third Bible portion in our “wilderness” series. The reading — […]