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Tisha b’Av 5769

July 29, 2009
Tisha b’Av 5769

This year is my third Tisha b'Av since becoming an Israeli.  The Messiah still hasn't come; we're still fasting, not feasting. Two years ago I wrote about experiencing Tisha b'Av here, and the disconnect I felt mourning for the destruction of Jerusalem while sitting in the middle of a lively, vibrant Jerusalem.  You can...
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Balak 5769 — Free Will and Talking Donkeys

July 3, 2009
Balak 5769 — Free Will and Talking Donkeys

What does the prophet say to his donkey?  “And Balaam said to the ass, Because you have mocked me; I wished there was a sword in my hand, for now would I kill you.”  Of course, what’s even more interesting is that it was the donkey that opened the conversation! This is one of...
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