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#blogElul 2017 – Day 13: Remember*

Humility/Anavah* Don’t think too much of myself Don’t think too little of myself. Patience/Savlanut* Patience truly is a virtue I need it. Gratitude/Hakarat Ha’tov* I am grateful for God I am grateful to God. Compassion/Rachamim* Compassion is instinctual Not toward … Continue reading

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#blogElul 2017 – Day 11: Trust

I like to think of myself as trustworthy, a stalwart ally, omnipresent in times of need. Truth be told too many times my actions have eroded others’ trust in me. How can one have faith in a sibling, a parent, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Believe (still running behind…)

Did you ever listen to the NPR five-minute broadcast called This I Believe? A different piece ran every Monday for four years, sadly ending in 2009. NPR re-instituted the concept, which was the brainchild of celebrated journalist Edward R. Murrow, … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 10: Join

Not much of interest came to mind last night as I tried to write about “Join” in the context of Exodus. I wrote myself a list, which included the Israelites joining together as a people after being freed from slavery, … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 9: Bitter

Bitter herbs – maror – that’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about “bitter” in the context of Exodus, and the upcoming Seder. Maror – representing the bitterness of slavery suffered by our ancestors. A life of … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 8: Rise

After the first seven days of this #blogExodus exercise, I have come to see that there’s a little bit of everything in the Exodus story. Rising initially arises in the story as a taboo. God commands the Israelites, when they’re … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 6: Tell

Exodus is all about telling – mostly God telling Moses what to say, and Moses parroting it. God directs Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go,” and then hardens Pharaoh’s heart, so that the Israelites are not released – … Continue reading

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