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Parashat Sh'mot (December 21, 2013)
by Rabbi Rena Y. Rifkin

MY 14-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER takes off her socks and shoes a great deal. Most days, she and her socks are on opposite sides of the crib by the end of her nap. When she’s bored in her stroller on walks, we have to be quick and grab her footwear before it falls onto the city sidewalk. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to pick out matching socks and put on her shoes every day. It seems like an exercise in futility for me...unless she is just preparing to approach the Burning Bush like Moses in Parashat Sh’mot.


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