Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Commuting and Commenting: Life in Motion
Jewish World Review ^ | 3/30/2012 | Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Posted on 03/30/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT by Former Fetus

For several years now, I have been taking a train to work every day. Not a subway train, mind you, but an old-fashioned inter-city railroad train, complete with a conductor who collects the passengers' tickets and even shouts, "All aboard!"

I enjoy my daily train ride because it gives me an opportunity to sit by myself and think, read, or study undisturbed.

Occasionally, my peaceful solitude is interrupted by someone who sits down next to me and starts a conversation. Generally, the conversation consists of the usual niceties and endures no more than a few moments. But Paul was an exception to the rule.

Paul is his real name, and he boards the train just one station stop after I do. The first time I met him, he looked around and spotted quite a few empty seats before my presence caught his attention and he deliberately sat down next to me. No sooner had he sat down that he asked me the question I have come to dread: "You are a Rabbi, aren't you?"

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Judaism
KEYWORDS: judaism; sacrifices; thanksgiving
Very interesting!
1 posted on 03/30/2012 6:49:04 AM PDT by Former Fetus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Former Fetus

Indeed! Very interesting, thanks for posting.

Christians also may find it profitable to explore the connection between the korban todah and our Eucharist—which, of course, is from the Greek word “eucharizo”, to give thanks.

I do not think it is coincidental that the Thanksgiving sacrifice was regarded by the Jewish sages as being the only one that continues into the Messianic Era.

2 posted on 03/30/2012 7:56:42 AM PDT by Claud
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson