parshah pekudei

I’m still low on the word (and spoon) count.

This week we learn Parshah Pekudei, Sh’mot (Exodus) 38:21-40:38.

I don’t have much more than that for you at the moment. I think I’ve linked to enough places in the past that if you wish to delve deeper, you know where to look.

I’ve recently begun listening to a podcast based on a lecture series, Afterwords out of the Skirball Center. The few I’ve listened to so far are quite interesting and enjoyable. I hope one day soon to be able to attend in person.

This is the month of Adar and it is supposed to be one of joy and simchas and general merry making. I think the only way I can succeed in that task is if I ignore what is going on in the world beyond me (and ignore a large portion of myself). To this I have no real answers, but if you find my reading list suddenly jumps back into the world of fantasy and make believe, that is why.

I am, however, about to curl up with Me’Am Loez, the Book of Ester in preparation for Purim. It is an English translation by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan zt’l and the copy I borrowed from my Uni library was published by the Maznaim Publishing Corporation. I must express general unfamiliarity with this commentary, but have found a few articles (and read the introduction to my volume) which have further raised my curiosity. One such article may be found here.

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