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Foundation within Discernment
The Mishnah states: “Al shlosha devarim ha’olam omed: al haTorah, v’al haAvodah v’al Gmilut Chasadim” The world stands upon three things: Torah, service/devotion/prayer and good deeds. These form the foundation which guides our actions, today and every day. Life goals and our family/community structures rely on foundational principles, principles which guide by letting us know appropriate boundaries. Today we focus on how our spiritual paths rely on a strong foundation in text, tradition, experience, teaching, guidance, and culture.
Yesod she b’Chesed Foundation within Lovingkindness
Jewish tradition teaches that each generation stands on the shoulders of the last. Thus we are able to see farther into the future by standing high, on a firm foundation. Today we remember that this entire pyramid of generations is supported by story, memory and love. Without the foundation, the pyramid, like a tower of cheerleaders, can tumble. The parade of generations is like a caravan over time, where precious cargo is guarded lovingly and passed on at each oasis.