The People and the Book: The only place that matters

The only place that matters spiritually is where we are at any given moment. The Torah portion Mattot is read on Shabbat, July 19.

By ERICA BROWN
July 8, 2014 15:02
4 minute read.
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The only place that matters spiritually is where we are at any given moment. (photo credit: PEPE FAINBERG)

 
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“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”

The American author Flannery O’Connor could have been describing the book of Numbers.

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