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Unformatted text preview: aw the PLACE afar off ” (Gen. Ch. 22 V. 4).
When Jacob leaves his parents home to find a wife in Haran, he came to the "Place". The
narrative continues with the story of his dream of a ladder going up to Heaven. When he wakes in the
morning he says "Surely the Lord is in this "PLACE "and I did not know it." And he was afraid and
said “How full of awe is this PLACE this is none other than the House of God and the Gate of Heaven (Gen.Ch 28.V.10-17
The Torah tells us when we are told about bringing of the first fruits, it says “and you shall put them in a basket and you shall go to the PLACE that God will choose” (Deut. Ch.26 V. 2). Our
Rabbis tell us that all these “PLACES” are the site of the future Temple in Jerusalem.
It seems to imply that there is an esoteric connection between “Place” which we use instead
of God’s name and “The Place” meaning the Temple. The Rabbis tell us that “The Shechina” God’s 37 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
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