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SHABBAT IS MORE THAN A DAY OF REFRAINING FROM WORDLY ACTIVITY 
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WE INVITE YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR SHABBAT WITH THESE WORDS OF TORAH 

Parshat Chayei Sarah: Is Alienation the Unavoidable Price of Revolutionary Thinking?

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by Bigman, Rabbi David

“The feeling of being at home protects people from…a world of alienation and the life of an outside, …but it may also prevent openness toward others.

 

… Abraham was a dweller of tents. A house is strong and permanent, but its walls are difficult to penetrate. A tent is temporary but also wide open and inviting to passersby.

 

Abraham lacked a permanent dwelling, but he did not lack an identity.

 

The ability to spread God’s message demands inner strength combined with warm openness to those outside. Abraham combined these two qualities, and they allowed him to carry the message of loving-kindness into the world.”

 

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