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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Have you ever wanted to die?

... "Depressed -- or just displaced" ...

I found the following true story very inspiring, I hope you do too.

After ten years in Israel, in Jerusalem no less, where the air gave off a white light that was suffused with a kind of holiness, I left and moved back to the United States. The whole time, I'd been studying and teaching Torah. I hadn't read an American newspaper or seen a movie (except for E.T.), let alone television, in ten years. After pickling in Jewishness in Jerusalem -- the food, the politics, the religion, the people -- I sought out the most Jewish place I could find outside of Israel: Hassidic Boro Park... Read more
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