Naso – Live Long and Prosper

The Torah portion Naso, like all sections of the Torah, has many layers and many story lines. I zeroed in on one small line because it connects directly with pop culture. This portion contains the priestly blessing. In pop culture the same blessing and hand sign were used by Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in […]

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Last night I dreamed of my Dad

Last night I dreamed of my Dad, who passed away last February. We were in the synagogue in my hometown. There was no rabbi for the synagogue so my dad volunteered to be the rabbi. It was Saturday morning and he was wearing a tallit and embracing the Torah while carrying it in a processional […]

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