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  •  I really enjoyed this. Not your usual syncretistic (7+ / 0-)

    redactor variety D'Var Torah. I like  your theory that the snake gave them something to do, and that miracles are always partially mundane. Sometimes, creating a distraction can be a wonderful way of eliminating whining. I've long found that in order to heal, one must participate in one's own healing.

    Holiness is bringing the divine into our corrupted world of things. Maybe the children of Israel needed to see divinity in the lowliest of creatures. Isn't this the very definition of gratitude? Being thankful for the smallest of gifts?

    A very Christian friend just gave me a book about the Seder. He went to a friend who is a rabbi and asked him to help him choose a book for me, and his friend picked out this book, saying, "She will love it." His friend was right.  I DO love the book. It's the best book ever. But not because of what's in it. It's the best book ever because of the way it was given.

    And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah! -Leonard Cohen .................@laurenreichelt

    by TheFatLadySings on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 07:11:58 PM PDT

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