Wayne Allen

Dayyenu – Passover 5784

“Dayyenu” is a curious song. Perhaps the best known and most popular of all the seder songs, “Dayyenu” is based on a mistaken premise. Seder participants proclaim that failing all the miracles and benefits God has provided us, we would have been satisfied with even...

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Pekude 5784 – Checklists

The pattern is unmistakable. Following each description of the fashioning of the items included in the Tabernacle, the text confirms that the instructions were dutifully followed. With regard to the priestly garments, they made them “just as God commanded Moses”...

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Ki Tissa 5784 – Recalculating

Today, any driver who sets out on a trip – even when the driver is familiar with the area – engages Waze or Google Maps or some other GPS system. There is comfort in having one’s route confirmed by technology. But there comes a time when the route the system projects...

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Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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