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Just Passing Through...

Posted on January 19, 2023 in: General News

Just Passing Through...

"For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the one which is to come." ~Hebrews 13:14

There is a well-known story of an American businessman who was passing through Radin, Poland, and used the opportunity to visit Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan, a renowned rabbinic and Talmudic scholar venerated among Jews of Eastern Europe for his writings as well as his wisdom and humility.

The tourist was astounded by the lack of furniture in the Rabbi’s home and asked, “Rabbi, where is your furniture?” Like many rabbis the holy man answered the question with another question. He asked the American, “Where is YOUR furniture?” “Mine?” replied the tourist, “but I’m only a visitor here. I’m only passing through.” “So am I,” said the rabbi.

"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1