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The Jews of the desert may have remained relatively undisturbed for years at a stretch, but they had no way of knowing, from one day to the next, how long they could expect to stay where they were.
During our recovery, chemical sobriety may have been the beginning of our Exodus. But "getting dry" is not the end of our journey to freedom.
"We have just completed two stages. I have been selected to play for the team, and my team has been selected to play in the tournament. Now we are starting again, as we have to climb the next mountain..."
Our forty-year desert sojourn is a metaphor for our long national history of wandering. It also infuses us with hope and purpose.
The penimi appreciates the differences between important things and things of lesser importance, between means and ends, between journeys and destinations. But in whatever he is involved, he is fully there. When he's on the way to something, he's fully in...
The answer is easy: 42. It's the question that's more difficult to ascertain.
A smoker once told me that quitting was dead easy; he personally had stopped dozens of times...
Personal journeys. Relationship journeys. Our national cosmic journey . . .
Three aspects of tzimtzum
This thing about the Jews “wandering” through the desert is a misconception. They were no more wandering through the desert than a spelling bee champion wanders through the alphabet.
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