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Groups: Elders of Zion

Diaries published: 10 (64 days since last diary on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 609 (9 days since last comment on Thu May 21, 2015 at 04:04 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

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Total Recommends: 128

Total Comment Ratings: 668

Most Recommended Diary: On Creating Memory: Holocaust Memorial Day, 16 comments, 28 recommends

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JLan's Most Recent Diaries:

Having gotten into the Book of Leviticus, it can be hard to relate to the Torah. We enter a period of discussing sacrifices, and in this particular weekly section (Leviticus 6:1-8:36), that’s ...
by JLan
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
This week we reach the end of the book of Genesis, as we read Genesis 47:28-50:26, and its accompanying Haftorah, I Kings 2:1-12. Having dispensed with most of the action of the book, and with most ...
by JLan
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 11:38 AM PST with 13 Recommends
This Shabbat’s parsha is Ki Tissa. It’s one of my favorite weekly readings of the Torah- after a couple of weeks of tabernacle-building-instructions, we get a reprieve with the storyline, ...
by JLan
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 06:50 PM PST with 8 Recommends
In this week's parsha, Exodus 6:2-9:35 we get to a lot of the major action in the book of Exodus. Having approached Pharaoh last week, and gotten rebuffed immediately, Moses and Aaron prepare to ...
by JLan
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 12:14 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Memory is a funny word. People have memory. They remember. Events can be memories. They are remembered, but they also cause people to, in turn, retain those memories. Memories are not histories-
by JLan
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 04:03 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Shabbat this week, in the Intermediate Days (Chol HaMoed) of Passover, has a trio of major readings. The Torah reading, Exodus 33:12-34:26, covers the period immediately after the sin of the Golden ...
by JLan
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 03:43 PM PDT with 9 Recommends

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