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Morah Yehudis Fishman

Morah Yehudis Fishman
I have been teaching Torah and Chassidic writings for over forty years to students of all ages and backgrounds, both on the East Coast and the Midwest. I have been a director of several Jewish organizations in Santa Fe and Colorado. My articles and poetry on a wide variety of Jewish topics have been printed in many publications, and also are available online.

Purim and “Son of Saul”

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Maybe it was the proximity of seeing "Son of Saul" at the Boulder Jewish Film Festival on the week after the Haftarah of Parshat Zachor about the story of King Saul and his tragic fall at the battle of Amalek.

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Present Even in Absense

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This Thursday, the seventh of Adar, is both the birthday and the yahrzeit of Moshe Rabeinu, Moses our teacher- with a lifetime of one hundred and twenty years in between.

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Zachor – Amalek and Shabbat at War

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Before we can get to Purim 5776, we must pass through the only Shabbat whose special Torah reading is biblically mandated- Parshat Zachor, the reading of the mitzvah to wipe out the memory of Amalek.

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While You Are Waiting (It’s Adar, But Not Purim)

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We've reached Adar, but this year we have to wait six weeks instead of two weeks till Purim. What do you do while you are waiting for the next big Jewish holiday?

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Journey to the Dark Side – A Torah Perspective

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The Star Wars saga continues! One of the most intriguing aspects of the previous films in the series, was the radicalization of sweet, savvy, sensitive, Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. (Contains no Episode VII spoilers!)

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The Impact of Story

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In the life of Oliver Sacks, I find it fascinating that his last written article was all about his personal feelings about Shabbat.

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Launch Event for Hebrew Circle Calendar

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MiSaviv: Hebrew Circle Calendar offers a new old path for the Jewish year--new because the design comes from our time; old because the Hebrew calendar is rich in cycles.

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Vanities of a Bonfire

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I spent an anomalous Lag B’Omer afternoon watching the gut wrenching movie ‘Gett’. I woke up the next morning with a cluster of thoughts and emotions.

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Yom HaShoah: The Past Obligates, the Future Liberates

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"To be here now is to look both ways as we stride the uncertain bridge from the past to the future. The bridge may be unknown or terrifying, but movement is essential."

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Chanukah – When Mail Delay Saves the Day

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Many Chassidic masters tell us that the letter that is written to us from above on Rosh Hashana and sealed on Yom Kippur, does not actually reach our address until Chanukah.

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