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Where Heaven and Earth Truly Touch© - BeHukkotai 2019/5779

Where Heaven and Earth Truly Touch© Parashat BeHukkotai Rabbi David Baum

Have you ever met someone who has climbed to the peak of the tallest mountains in the world?  They describe it as exhilarating, exhausting, breathtaking, humbling.  Climbing to the top of Mount Everest is


This week, some shocking news came from Nepal – an eleventh climber died on Mount Everest in the last two weeks. Christopher Kulish, age 62, climbed to the top of Everest and joined an elite club called the Seven Summits Club, a small group of people who have climbed to the highest point on every continent.
His brother, Mark said, “He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth...We are heartbroken at this news.”
So it got me thinking, what's so special about this mountain? Mandy Moore, the actress from This Is Us, was at Everest in these last two weeks, and she wrote the following: “There is so much magic in these mountains. They represent adventure in the grandest form and in a langua…