Posts

Showing posts from January 8, 2017

How We Replace Our Magic 8-Ball - Words of Torah for Asarah B'Tevet

Image
How We Replace Our Magic 8-Ball - Words of Torah for Asarah B'Tevet Rabbi David Baum
Did you have a Magic 8 ball growing up?It’s been with us since the 1950’s - that magic ball could answer any question that had a yes or no answer - except when it gave us the response:better not tell you now, or reply hazy, try again later.The inventor of the magic 8 ball was on to something - he tapped into something eternal.

Who in here has a difficult question that they cannot answer?What if I could give you something that would answer all of life’s most difficult questions?The truth is, as Jews, we had something like this.It was our ancestor’s version of the magic eight ball, but it all actually worked!Our magic 8 ball was the breast plate that the High Priest would wear - the Urim and Tumim.Now what happens when they are lost?How do you find answers to the unanswerable?
We just celebrated Hanukkah, a day of the re-dedication of our Temple, and just a week later, we observe another holiday - this …