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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Water Over Rocks

Water Over Rocks: "as the Sages suggest, while the Shma serves to allow the individual to declare his or her own relationship to the God of Israel in the singular (since the paragraph following the Shma is written in the singular) the prayer for accepting responsibilities for the commandments (the excised paragraph in Reform liturgy) is written in the plural!  This tension is a very real tension in liberal Judaism, that is to say, the tension between a spirituality of the self versus a spirituality of the community, a topic that, frankly, we don't talk about enough but one in which I would like to devote considerable time to in the weeks ahead."

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