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Chanukah, Purim, the home, and G^d behind the scenes

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07.12.2021

The home is at the center of Judaism, not the synagogue

No Place Like Home

Joseph requests (Genesis 40:14) to get him out of this home. But he was in a pit, one of Egypt’s jails (Genesis 40:15). He calls it home to signal that he doesn’t want to be free because he feels terrible in prison. Mandela avant la lettre wants to leave because he understands he has not yet used all his talents to further G^d’s plan. But his use of the word home is also a hint towards Chanukah—the Jewish Festival mostly connected to the home.

The synagogue functions as the Temple in miniature but the home........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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