Catch the Rhythm
The Jewish holidays can help those on the periphery gain access to the rhythm of Jewish life.
In other words, the holidays God provided give us the best access points for people to enter the community, to demonstrate how inclusive is the Jewish community, and to underscore their sacredness in the midst of a less than sacred world. Guests in the sukkah. Friends and neighbors around the Seder table. Contained in these holidays--when shared properly--are the values which draw people to the community. The rhythm follows.
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