Ekev: Standing on their Shoulders

Ekev: Standing on their Shoulders

  Credit: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buff_Bill’s_Circus Parashat Ekev Rabbi Arnie Samlan Ekev, the third reading in the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy), is a continuation of Moses’ farewell address to the Israelite nation poised to enter the Promised...
Live Long and Prosper?

Live Long and Prosper?

By Oklahoma Heritage Association, Gaylord-Pickens Museum – Author, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25656727 Live Long and Prosper? January 5, 2022 began the third year of the seven and a half-year cycle of Daf Yomi, the practice of...
Midrash HaZaK – Introduction

Midrash HaZaK – Introduction

  “Ben Bag Bag would say: turn it and turn it again, for all is in it; see through it; grow old and worn in it; do not budge from it, for there is nothing that works better than it.  (Pirkei Avot, “The Chapters of our Fathers,” 5:22) In the early part of the...
Tzara-at-More Than Skin Deep

Tzara-at-More Than Skin Deep

I’m reading an interesting book right now, called Treat Me, Not My Age, by Dr. Mark Lachs, as part of a certificate program in Gerontology and Palliative Care. Any of us who have made it into our 40s have most likely had a doctor dismiss one of our complaints with,...

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