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Holiness in Humility

Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/holiness_in_humility_20120418

Look up the term “unintended consequences” and you’ll find an entire school of thought on the subject. According to one source, consequences of this sort can be classified as positive, negative or, oddly denoted, perverse. How wonderful are those moments when a new discovery emerges from a serendipitous mistake, like the discovery of penicillin in healing the sick, or the discovery of aspirin to help prevent heart attacks. So many lives have been saved from blunders and mishaps; there is a holiness in this type of discovery.

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