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In what ways does our past define our present?

In what ways does our past define our present?

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Comments (2)

(1) Baruch, October 28, 2014 10:35 AM

Depends upon whether we are growing or running...

Next week's parsha starts with the famous Rashi explaining why it says that Sara died at the age of 100 years and 20 years and seven years. Rashi explains that the use of "years" 3 times is to show how Sara grew and built each stage of her life upon the previous stage, never outgrowing or leaving behind the previous stage.

So often, modern man "grows up", leaving behind the ability to be amazed or sense the innocence we knew as children. Then we leave behind the camaraderie of young adulthood for the more cynically worldly outlook of middle age. And so on. Isn't it ironic that the most feared plague of modern man is Alzheimer's, where people forget so much from their past that they end up feeling less in the present?

The past, whether it is our personal past or our people's past, is where we grow from.

David, October 29, 2014 6:27 PM

Excellent comment.


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