Learn from Congregation B’nai Chaim

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Rabbi Marc Rubenstein
Rabbi Marc Rubenstein. Valley News/Courtesy photo
In this week’s Torah Parasha, Emor, God reminds the Jewish people that they will be viewed by the world as representatives of God and his teachings. God asks Israel to act in a manner that will reflect his holiness, kindness and love. God spokes to Israel, “You shall not desecrate My Holy Name; rather I should be sanctified among the children of Israel” in Leviticus 22:32. God instructs us to be scrupulously honest in our business dealings, speak softly and kindly with people and greet people with a smile. When we behave in a way that expresses our devotion to God and acceptance of his laws of life, we are directly binding God within our heart and soul. We can blend into the woodwork of history and leave no mark on humanity, or we can stand for something and be a symbol o
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