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Rabbi, I need a hug

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It was Erev Yom Kippur, probably the busiest day of the year for any rabbi. I was in my office, stressed, trying to manage the constant inundation. The phone was ringing non-stop, I was receiving texts and WhatsApps with all kinds of halachic questions, and at the same time I had my own preparations to do. People were calling to ask about fasting. One wanted to know if he could take Tylenol, another called to ask about fasting while pregnant. Others were looking to donate before the holiday began, and I still had my speeches to write, which take many hours of preparation!

And then Gilad* called. “Rabbi,” he said, “I need to meet you.”

“Sure,” I agreed. “How is the week after Sukkot, when I am stress-free and can give you my........

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