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Mini We: Noah 5775 by Cantor Lipp

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:55am -- lcanfield

Why the beef? How does God decide that humankind should become Carnivorous? What is it about the Flood that causes this change of heart?

Three reasons: From Rabbi David Kimchi, A psychological approach and, what seems to me, what the Torah suggests as a work of literature.

John Houseman

Cutting the Deal or the Return to the Rupture Referendum: Nitzavim/Vayelech 5774 by Cantor Lipp

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:06pm -- lcanfield

I’ve got a Scotch Brogue going through my head having stayed up way too late watching streaming live coverage of the 84+% vote for Scotland to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Having little stake in it myself, I was fascinated to find that until the last couple of weeks the vote would have been far more lopsided against independence than the 55-45% split that occurred.

Endorphin Opps: Shoftim 5774 by Cantor Lipp

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:10pm -- lcanfield

What did Harry Houdini have in common with Menachem Mendel Schneerson? (Yes, both were Jewish but I’m looking for something a little deeper).

I recently completed Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and, in a footnote, the Rebbe said that if his predecessor, the 6th Chabad Rebbe, really wanted to speak with him from the other side he could do so without dancing tables.

March of the Living by Natania Lipp

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:36pm -- lcanfield

 “The Egyptian, Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away. The Greek and Roman followed, made a vast noise and they are gone. Other peoples have sprung up, and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out and they sit in twilight now or have vanished.

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