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Clenched Hands and Open Hands

19 Sivan 5783 – 8 June 2023

A baby enters the world with hands clenched, as if to say: The world is mine and I shall grab it. A man leaves this world with his hands open, as if to say: I can take nothing material from this world with me.

R’ Meir in Ecclesisastes Rabbah 5:14

By Rabbi Michael Skobac

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