Monthly Archives: May 2011

Holding By Letting Go

The Talmudic storyteller brings us to the room where Rabbi is dying: On the day that Rabbi [Judah, the Prince] died, the Rabbis decreed a fast and they prayed.  They said:  Let anyone who says, “Rabbi has died,” be skewered … Continue reading

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From Clenched Fist to Open Hand

The ancient sages disputed whether the troubled and troubling book, Ecclesiastes, should have a place among the holy writings.  Sages who appreciated its value suggested that Ecclesiastes charted a course through the thicket of life, blazing an articulate path through … Continue reading

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