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As Shabbat services came to their conclusion, the rabbi said, “now let us go downstairs and see what awaits us.”  Those ominous words could be interpreted as a simple life lesson that no one can predict the future, or that life is an adventure and best lived when we look to discover and cherish each moment, or how lucky we are to have something to look forward to with our ability to make choices and with individual freedom.  The rabbi also could have meant that there may or may not be food, and if there was food, could it be tuna fish or egg salad.  I am happy to report that the answer to the rabbi’s question was tuna.  But well after the tuna was gone the words of “what awaits us” still linger in my mind.  It is the quest for answers and certainy that we all crave. .....READ MORE.

 
 
     
   
   

           
 
   
           
     
           
       
  The Times of Israel
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  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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  NYT > World > Middle East
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  The Forward
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  Aish.com
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  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
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