Jew Log Week 5 - roadway to Staten Island from the State of...

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Jordan Spitzer Week 5 The shema is a nice Jewish prayer. It is short, it is precise, it is meaningful, and it is also good for clearing the mind, body, or soul. By reciting the shema every day upon waking at dawn, you are able to clear yourself of all of the demons or sins from the previous day, as well as make way for a brand new day. In addition, by reciting the shema right before sleeping at dusk, you can accomplish the same goal as before, in purifying yourself from all of the good and evil that has passed you over that day, and also put a close to that day that you started when you recited the blessing in the morning. The prayer is also beneficial because it gives you an ideal way to live your life. The shema , in a way, is like a linking bridge, much like the Verrazano-Narrows bridge in New York City, which provides the only
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Unformatted text preview: roadway to Staten Island from the State of New York (Goethals Bridge and Outer Bridge Crossing are in New Jersey, which do not count). However, the shema links the ideal Jewish beliefs about life, God, and the universe, to the rational scientific beliefs about life, God, and the universe. So, say that Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn represent reason, the Verrazano-Narrows represents the shema , Staten Island represents ideology, New York represents Earth, and New Jersey Represents a sort of hell. So, how can one get from Brooklyn (reason) to Staten Island (ideology) by staying in New York (earth) and without going through New Jersey (hell)? The Verrazano-Narrows ( shema ) holds the solution....
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