Valley Beth Shalom Passport: A Guide to Ethical Action

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:00pm -- Rabbi Harold Sc...

Seeing their nakedness, Adam and Eve fled from before the presence of the Lord. When Jonah heard the voice telling him to go forth and to prophesy to the people of Nineveh, he hid himself in the gray womb of the whale.

The Rizhiner Rebbe, when he came home one day, noted the fact that his little boy was crying. He asked his son why, and the boy answered, "Because I have been playing hide-and-seek." "But that's no reason to cry," said the Rebbe. "It is. Papa.I was hiding, but nobody was seeking." So it is, said the Rizhiner, with the soul of man, that it hides, and nobody seeks.

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 8:15am
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