Tag: Torah: Input

Things learned.


O G?D, DEAREST AND WISEST One, Maker of mercies and miracles, Describer in line and form, please: Save us from those sincere souls who know what You really meant.

“Judaism As Art”

or, There and Back Again Without Leaving (BECAUSE OF WORDPRESS, I’M REPUBLISHING this 2002 piece — it works better as a “post” than as a “page” — and although my kippa-wearing has become a bit less pronounced of late it…


OUR WEEKLY TORAH STUDY SHIFTS this week, as I am honored and privileged to lead Shabbat services tomorrow morning (Sat., 7/9/11) at Sonoma’s Congregation Shir Shalom. We will begin by looking at one of the Book of Numbers’ most action-packed portions: the tale of Bilaam the Evil Wizard. (Just typing “Evil Wizard” is a thrill; but then, I’m easily amused.) If you’re not otherwise on a vacationary road trip, we hope to see you there!

Shabbat shalom,


Torah Study: Judaeo Habilis

Neal& Ann’s Torah Study Saturday, May 21, 2011 10 am-noonish (RSVP) Torah Portion: Bechukotai (Deuteronomy 26:3-27:34[end]) Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14 LET’S BE HONEST: THIS WEEK’S Torah portion is not a favorite of many, containing as it does a long string of…

Invitation to a Study

FRANCE STREET TORAH STUDY SATURDAY, 3/19/11, 10 am-noonish Torah Portion: Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36) Haftarah: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 Neal & Ann’s House (707.933.9430 for directions) “Tzav” means “command.” It’s the same root as “mitzvah” which, though sometimes translated as “connection” or…

Torah Study Anew Abu!

TODAY’S POST COMES FROM GUEST-BLOGGER Ann Clark and concerns our weekly living-room Torah study. We begin the reading cycle anew tomorrow (technically, yesterday and today) — but do we ever really begin, or end, anything? France Street Torah Study Neal…

First Day Of School, Again

CHIEF AMONG MY DEEPEST DELIGHTS and terrors is teaching young Jewish people about their heritage. It’s a delight because I’m a born teacher, meaning that I love to learn things and share what I’ve learned (usually learning more in the…