It's a beautiful answer, completely true, but it doesn't help when you are older. When we see what goes on in the world, we often ask ourselves the very same question, "Where is God?"
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Our ancestors worked hard to endow ritual moments in the sanctuary with such power, majesty and holiness that God's presence became palpable. This should be our objective also. We too should work hard at it.
A fundamental question undercuts the elaborate description in this week's Torah portion, Exodus 25-27: Why does God need a home?
What are we doing when we build and cherish churches, synagogues, and mosques of whatever size and grandeur today?
All of this, God says to Moses: Say to Israel, "Dedicated to God a contribution." Then, collect my offering from every heart-inspired person
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