Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Secret things belong to God but what is revealed belongs to us (it is our responsibility) and belongs to our children (and is their responsibility) forever; that we may apply all the provisions of this teaching:
Revelation does not deal with the mystery of God, but with a person’s life, as it should be lived in the presence of that mystery. And this teaching is not beyond reach. It is not in heaven, that we should say, “Who among us can go up to heaven and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may do it?” No, the word is very close to us, in our mouth and in our heart to do it. (Deuteronomy 29:28/30:11-14)
As I count the days to the Law I remember the reasons for being 'kosher' - a clean tongue so as not to commit lashon hara for it is forbidden to speak disparagingly of one's "chaveir" (lit. friend)
Also so that we remember we are not meant to taste everything.