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A Journey to The Mountain Top © (MLK Jr. Day)

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A Journey to The Mountain Top ©
Rabbi David Baum, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Parashat Nitzavim-Veyelech, 2013/5773
I want to begin by telling you a story of something that happened to me, and might have happened to you: I was at a conference and a man came up to me, a man I had not recognized, and he started talking to me, but not like a stranger, like someone who knew me.He asked me how my family was doing, how my job was going, how life in Boca Raton was, very specific questions, but I had no idea who this gentlemen was!Finally, after 10 minutes of conversation, I summoned up the courage to ask him:how do I know you?How do you know so much about me but I don’t know you from Adam!First he said, your name tag says your name and what city you are from, and second, we have met before, at Sinai. And the man walked away. Sinai, when the Jewish people received the Torah and in turn their destiny, is the transformative event of our people’s history.That one event not only obligated the generati…