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Hope you’re having a great day.
Here’s a cute story that I enjoyed sharing with people on Purim!
… A woman returned to her home town after many years.
When she needed a dentist, she checked the local directory.
And noticed a familiar sounding name.
“I think I had a high school classmate by that name”.
She made an appointment.
And did whatever she could to look as young as possible!
When she finally saw the guy?
“That can’t be him. Look at him. He’s much too old to be in my class!
He’s got to be at least ten years older than me!”
But the more she looked at him…
Finally she asks him, “Did you go to the local high school?”
And he says, “Yes”.
“What class were you in?”
“The class of 1978”.
So she says, “Wow. You were in my class!”
What did you teach?”
… All Jews have one thing in common.
We were in the class of (approximately) 1300 B.C.E.
In the best “school” ever.
Where G-d gave us the Torah.
Told us that there are absolute moral values.
And that He expects even more from us as Jews.
We were also given a mission at Mount Sinai.
“To be a light unto the nations.” The “teachers of humanity”.
… Its three thousand years later.
But we shouldn’t feel old!
As Mark Twain said in a famous essay about the Jews.
“The Jew saw them all. Beat them all. And is now what he always was…
Showing no … infirmities of age… no slowing of his energies…”
But we still have a lot to do. We need to make the world a much better place.
And there’s something we should ask ourselves often.
Maybe even every day!
… “What did I teach?”
All the best,