RE’EH (Deuteronomy, 11:26-16:17) — “Terrible or Tear-able? – The Living Talk about Dying”

… I once went to visit a friend who was sitting Shiva for his father.  He and his mother were both wearing black ribbons pinned to their shirts.  Now this black ribbon, as I will explain, has no significance whatsoever in traditional Jewish practice.  It was the last day of Shiva.  My friend, taking advantage of the fact that a rabbi was visiting, decided to call upon the vast wealth of Torah knowledge that his friend the rabbi could provide.

“So tell me, Rabbi,” he asked.  “How long am I supposed to wear this ribbon?”…  

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Additional messages from previous years:

“The Emperor’s New Tallis”(2010)

“The Tire Kicker” (2009)

 “Birds of Different Feathers …?”(2007)

“You!”  (2006) 

“A Little Bit Kosher?!” (2004)

“A High Fly Matzah Ball into SHALLOW Center Field” (2003)

 “Spring Ahead …” (2002)


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