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T.E.A.M. = Together Everyone Accomplishes More!

Wednesday, 2 March, 2011 - 11:59 am

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As a community we can't all have the same job! If we were all insurance agents (we receive a donation per quote) or coaches,

if we were all working for BRAC transition or for the Harford Jewish community, we wouldn't be able to have a working society. We need each of the different components of our labors to make the whole community into a society.

The Tabernacle (mishkan), was built by two artisans, Betzalel and Ahaliav and their workers, "the chachmei lev" (wise-hearted individuals).  Yet, the Torah says that the "Jews" as a whole people built it. This shows how each person with their involvement creates the whole and its accomplishment.

To take it a step further we each have our own way of connecting to G-d through Torah and Mitzvot. There are specific Mitzvot that only the "Cohen" can do in order to connect to G-d. If a non-Cohen tries to connect using the Cohen's "method" it becomes a blockage as opposed to a connector. There are 613 Mitzvot for Jews and 7 commandments for the nations of the world.  We all need to do what is our responsibility to do, but it is impossible for any of us to do all of them. There is no Cohen-Levite-Israelite-male-female-Jew-nonJew  all in one. But we come together to fulfill our purpose in the world when we each make our contribution. As the Talmud says, "every little bit adds to a large amount."

Have a wonderful Shabbos. I hope you will be able to join us for services as we pray at 10 am on Shabbat day when we will bless the month of Adar 2.

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

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