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May 26, 2018 | Who Counts? – Parashat Naso

Rabbi Tucker

My three and a half year old niece, Kendall, is very into collecting things these days.  She loves to take all the pretend food from her mini-kitchen and line it up neatly across the living room rug, to take all the different pairs of shoes from her closet and set them out on her bedroom floor, to take all the stuffed animals from their various locations and put them on her bed where she can see them together in one place. When Kendall’s father – my brother, Scott – was younger, he loved to collect baseball cards which he would meticulously catalog and count and trade with friends; I was more into stickers, particularly the colorful Lisa Franks and pungent scratch-and-sniffs which I would carefully place into photo albums and page through for hours.  There is something enormously satisfying for a collector about looking at and handling her wares.  We like to keep a close eye on those things most precious to us. Continue Reading -->

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