As I record Chanukah reflections connected to the capacity for gratefulness, I realize that I have reached 165 postings on my web site. Ever open to numerical associations,it occurs to me that the number 165 is a significant one in the history of Chanukah. It was, according to most reliable historical accounts, in the years 165 BCE that the event of Chanukah took place. Coincidence? Perhaps,or another tiny example of life's infinite miraculous minutiae?
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Happy Hanukah, Rabbi. Reading your book I realized that you and I think somewhat alike, which is why I enjoyed your class so much. I just wanted to tell you that I have been upset lately because I have felt like many of those in the Conservative movement have attempted to diminish my view of G-d. I understand that my relationship is not the academically/intellectually/modern approach but nonetheless, I realize that I am grateful for my personal/irrational/emotional approach to religion and the almighty because my relationship with G-d gives me comfort that few others get from their modern approach. Okay, enough rambling. Hope you return in January and please leave my CD with Pauline so I can retrieve it easily. Hag Sameach.
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