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Finding Your Jewish Sweet Spot at the Levis JCC 2015-2016 Annual Meeting Dvar Torah by Rabbi David Baum

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Finding Your Jewish Sweet Spot at the Levis JCC 2015-2016 Annual Meeting Dvar Torah by Rabbi David Baum


What is a Jewish sweet spot?I did a little research into this phrase, and here’s what I found:It’s getting to a place where your personal passions, Jewish passions, family and community, work and career, talents all come together in one central place.Shouldn’t be too hard to find right?
Another question I had is, what is the Torah’s sweet spot; the spot where everything converges, the very center of everything – maybe, if we can find it, it can help us find our own sweet spot.It just so happens that we find it last week’s parashah, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim.It’s in this parashah that we read a very famous:V’ahavta Le’re’echa KaMocha – You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Rabbi Akiva, one of the most famous rabbis in history, famously stated that this line is Klal Gadol BaTorah – the major principle in the Torah, and according to the rabbis, it is literally the center of the Torah – t…