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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?"
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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.