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Humbling Wisdom

Parshat Miketz (Genesis 41:1 - 44:17)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/humbling_wisdom_20061222

Propelled by curiosity, I asked, "By the way are you Jewish?" "Not at all," he answered. "I was born Presbyterian, and now I am a Baptist. Maybe one day I will become Jewish. What do you think of that?" Deciding it would be best not to answer, I acted Jewish and responded with a totally different question: "How do you know so much about Judaism and Chanukah?" With total seriousness he said, "You can't claim to be a religious Christian without knowing Judaism. All religious wisdom starts with Judaism."

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