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High Holy Days: The serious side of High Holy Days seating

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/high_holy_days/article/high_holy_days_the_serious_side_of_high_holy_days_seating

The philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel emphasized time rather than space as the major category of significance in Judaism. The first divine hallowing in creation was the seventh day, the Sabbath, not any place or thing. When the child asked Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, “Where is God?” he answered, “Whenever you let Him in.” Not “where” but “when,” and not place but time is the locus of godliness.

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