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UI 047: The Celestial Teapot

So it’s Passover and once again I found myself happily having enjoyable conversations and debates with my friends and neighbors regarding the big issues. Almost without fail, if there is a large group of Jews gathered and discussing God, Exodus, and Judaism… there will be at least one person who feels the need to try […]

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UI 047: The Celestial Teapot

So it's Passover and once again I found myself happily having enjoyable conversations and debates with my friends and neighbors regarding the big issues. Almost without fail, if there is a large … [Read More...]

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UI 046: Choosing, Losing, and Doing Religion

In a previous episode (UI 032) I dealt with religion and spirituality.  And that was more about pointing out the benefits of religiosity in response to the notion that spirituality is all that is … [Read More...]

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UI 045: The First Step to Doing Good…

In my intro I read: Psalm 34 starting with verse 11 from the NIV version (34+11=45).  In the Jewish Bibles it would be 12 -15... but then that would't work to equal 45... Ps. 34 (NIV) 11Come, … [Read More...]

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Parsha Kedoshim: And You Shall be Holy…

This week we read Parsha Kedoshim (K’doshim or Qedoshim) which is the plural form of the word "holy".  Kedoshim consists of  Leviticus 19:1–20:27.  You can read a brief summary here. Kedoshim … [Read More...]

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Parsha Acharei Mot: It is NOT Redundant

This week we read parsha Acharei Mot(Aharei Mos, Ahare Moth, or just Acharei) which means "after the death" or just "after".  Acharei Mot consists of  Leviticus 16:1–18:30.  You can find a very brief … [Read More...]

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UI 046: Choosing, Losing, and Doing Religion

In a previous episode (UI 032) I dealt with religion and spirituality.  And that was more about pointing out the benefits of religiosity in response to the notion that spirituality is all that is … [Read More...]

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UI 045: The First Step to Doing Good…

In my intro I read: Psalm 34 starting with verse 11 from the NIV version (34+11=45).  In the Jewish Bibles it would be 12 -15... but then that would't work to equal 45... Ps. 34 (NIV) 11Come, … [Read More...]

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UI 043: The Tower of Babel is Near

  Kurzweil's predictions are becoming more and more mainstream apparently.  There was a time, a few years ago, where mentioning "The Singularity" or "Nano-technology" or "AI" would have made … [Read More...]

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Parsha Vayakhel: You Got to Work… and stop

This week we read parsha Vayakhel (Wayyaqhel, VaYakhel, Va-Yakhel, Vayak’hel, Vayak’heil, or Vayaqhel) which means "and he assembled."  Vayakhel consists of Exodus Exodus 35:1–38:20.  You can read a … [Read More...]

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