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Today's Torah Reading
previous next Exodus 10:24-11:3

Pharaoh then summoned Moses and said, "Go, worship the Lord! Only your flocks and your herds shall be left behind; even your children may go with you." But Moses said, "You yourself must provide us with sacrifices and burnt offerings to offer up to the Lord our God; our own livestock, too, shall go along with us--not a hoof shall remain behind: for we must select from it for the worship of the Lord our God; and we shall not know with what we are to worship the Lord until we arrive there." But the Lord stiffened Pharaoh's heart and he would not agree to let them go. Pharaoh said to him, "Be gone from me! Take care not to see me again, for the moment you look upon my face you shall die." And Moses replied, "You have spoken rightly. I shall not see your face again!"

And the Lord said to Moses, "I will bring but one more plague upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; after that he shall let you go from here; indeed, when he lets you go, he will drive you out of here one and all. Tell the people to borrow, each man from his neighbor and each woman from hers, objects of silver and gold." The Lord disposed the Egyptians favorably toward the people. Moreover, Moses himself was much esteemed in the land of Egypt, among Pharaoh's courtiers and among the people.

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From Parshat Bo. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

Angel Quote of the Day

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Angels are found all over the world, for they do not recognize boundaries of countries, language, creed or race.

-Margaret Neylon


From the book, An Angel a Day by Margaret Neylon. © Margaret Neylon 2003. Published by arrangement with Thorsons / Element.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day

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The creatures that inhabit this earth--be they human beings or animals--are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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Celebrity Quote of the Day

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Islam gives you the purpose of life and defines for you why you are here and what your destination is.

-Hakeem Olajuwon


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Hindu Quote of the Day

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Love never claims, it never gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.

Mahatma Gandhi, 1925

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day

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Enchantment is destroyed by vagueness and mystery exists only in precise things.

-Jean Cocteau


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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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Fortune and love befriend the bold.

-Ovid


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Judaism Quote of the Day

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Words are the shell, meditation the kernel. Words are the body of the prayer, and meditation its spirit.

-Bahya, Hobot HaLebabot, 1040


Reprinted from 'A Treasury of Jewish Quotations,'edited by Joseph L. Baron, Jason Aronson Inc.

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Muslim Quote of the Day

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As he beheld the light of God he felt protected, and was delivered from the throes of doubt.

-Rumi


Rumi, "Mathnawi"

From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.

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Norris Chumley Tip of the Day

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Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

-Lauren Bacall


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January 8, 2008
Prayer on Moving to Senior Housing
Well, Lord, the day has come. In many ways I dreaded leaving my home, my security. And now I have to give up some of my privacy and life with other old people.

Help me even now to accept these people as I find them--boring at times, stimulating, and excessively talkative. Help me remember that all these strange people are loved by you. Deliver me from being snappy at meals with people who are cranky -- they may be in pain. If someone wants to confide a problem, help me listen. And may I reach out to those when I feel the urge to strike out.

As I leave my home, give me a sense of call, even as you called old Abraham and Sarah when they left their home on a new journey of faith. If I can love my neighbor there, then I have a mission. Amen.
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