Haven on Earth
'DO MAGNIFY THE L~RD WITH ME, AND LET US EXULT HIS NAME TOGETHER.' TEHILIM 34
A cause to remember Fellowship. A Fellowship to give the gift of a Loaf of bread. A Fellowship to send messengers, gift bearers, by and to Fellow and those not yet of Fellowship. With the giving of the loaf and the receiving of the loaf, both giver and receiver share an opportunity, both by way of the messenger and by way of the loaf. An opportunity for reciprocity, to give the gift of a loaf of bread, and a cause to remember Fellowship.
'AND YOU SHALL EAT, AND BE SATED, AND YOU SHALL BLESS THE L~RD YOUR G~D FOR THE GOOD LAND HE HAS GIVEN YOU.' DEVARIM 8
'IF THREE HAVE EATEN TOGETHER, IT IS THEIR DUTY TO INVITE ONE ANOTHER TO BLESS . . . AN ATTENDANT WHO HAS EATEN . . . MAY BE INCLUDED IN THE THREE . . . COME AND HEAR: IF AN ATTENDANT IS WAITING ON TWO PERSONS HE MAY EAT WITH THEM EVEN WITHOUT THEM GIVING HIM PERMISSION; BUT IF HE WAS WAITING ON THREE PERSONS, HE MAY NOT EAT WITH THEM UNLESS THEY GIVE HIM PERMISSION! - WITH HIS WAITING ON TWO THERE IS A CAUSE: FOR THE ATTENDANT GIVES THOSE HE ATTENDS UPON AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THE DUTY OF BLESSING TOGETHER.' BERACHOT P.45.
'RABBI SHIMON SAID . . . IF THREE HAVE EATEN AT ONE TABLE, AND HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT IT WORDS OF TORAH, IT IS AS IF THEY HAD EATEN AT THE TABLE OF THE ALL-PRESENT, BLESSED BE HE, AS IT IS SAID, THIS IS THE TABLE BEFORE THE L~RD.' AVOT 3
'WHAT IS SAID WHEN INVITING TO BLESS? WITH THREE: HE SAYS, LET US BLESS HIM OF WHOSE BOUNTY WE HAVE EATEN . . . WITH TEN: HE SAYS, LET US BLESS OUR G~D OF WHOSE BOUNTY WE HAVE EATEN . . .' BERACHOT CHAPT.7
'BECAUSE I WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE L~RD: ASCRIBE GREATNESS TO OUR G~D.' DEVARIM 32.
A cause to remember Fellowship. A Fellowship to give the gift of modest under shirt and under trousers. A Fellowship to send messengers, gift bearers, by and to Fellow and those not yet of Fellowship. With the giving of the clothes and the receiving of the clothes, both giver and receiver share an opportunity, both by way of the messenger and by way of the clothes. An opportunity for reciprocity, to give the gift of a modest under shirt and trousers, and a cause to remember Fellowship.
'REMOVE THE BARRIERS FROM YOUR HEART AND DO NOT REMAIN SO STUBBORN ANY MORE! G~D YOUR L~RD IS THE ULTIMATE SUPREME BEING AND THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE AUTHORITY. HE IS THE GREAT, MIGHTY AND AWESOME G~D , WHO DOES NOT GIVE SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS OR TAKE BRIBES. HE BRINGS JUSTICE TO THE ORPHAN AND WIDOW, AND LOVES THE FOREIGNER, GRANTING HIM FOOD AND CLOTHING.' DEVARIM 10. END.