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Haftarah: Emor: My Cohen

Ezekiel 44:15-31: What kind of experience will be my first offering in the Third Temple? I imagine I will feel awesome excitement. I want it to be perfect. There will be long lines of anxious people and probably hundreds of extra altars as occurred
Cheating

Whenever I am asked for my predictions for the future I become irritable and think of Horace. Horace, himself a poet, already confessed that he let many things pass rather than make an enemy of the irritable genus of poets; and poets, are irritable still. Reading of...

Being There

My father zt”l always told me that until I understood what motivated some Japanese during WWII to slice open their stomachs in order to protect their pictures of Emperor Hirohito, would I understand what it means to relate to God as king. I tasted the experience...

Heart Plaques

Perhaps I was wrong about the plaques. I would definitely hate seeing plaques in the Third Temple, although if one of you, my dear friends, wants to dedicate the Weinberg Holy of Holies, or even better, the Weinberg Foundation Stone, I will be honored! Embarrassed,...

Plaque Free

There are some many memorial plaques on the walls of one of the dormitories in the Yeshiva that everyone refers to that wing as “The Morgue”. I understand; “Ya gotta do what ya gotta do!” I shouldn’t complain. You can find 2,000 year old engravings on...

Limited Vision

[caption id="attachment_1862" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Pharaoh's Sign"][/caption] We said that it was only at the moment Pharaoh said, “See, there is evil destined for you”, that the blood, Pharaoh saw in the stars, appeared, because. it was only at that moment, when Pharaoh began to bend,...

I'm So Concerned For You!

[caption id="attachment_1858" align="alignleft" width="90" caption="Concern"][/caption] Moses, I care about you. You are like a son to me. I don’t want you to go because, “See, there is evil destined for you!” Ludicrous, isn’t it? Moses and Aaron deliver their warning of the devastation of the locusts. Pharaoh’s...