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How one-quarter can make a whole Jew
Long before the ancient Greeks, the Bible recorded that the dove brought an olive branch to the ark.
It is a beautiful and colorful aspect of G‑d’s world, but it’s also a reminder of tragedy. We are taught not to stare at it, but we do make a special blessing when it appears in the sky. Let’s see what the Torah has to say about the rainbow.
Is there a window of compassion and understanding that I haven’t opened? Can I see past my gut-instinct judgmentalism and allow myself to experience some of their light?
After the Great Flood, man had again begun to multiply and fill the earth. They all spoke one language and understood one another well. Then things went wrong…
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