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On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - Matot Ma-sei

On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah - Matot Ma-sei

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

You have probably heard the saying that life is a journey and not a destination, but what exactly does that mean?  Wherever we go in life, we are constantly meeting new people, experiencing new things, and exploring new places.  Even if something seems like a destination, like landing a new job or moving, people constantly learn and grow from the experiences that they have in any given place.  Parashat Matot Ma-sei reminds us to journey forth, journey far, and journey deeply through life, and that the masa (journey), and not the destination, is home.  Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, discusses the importance of changing environments and making new connections to achieve clarity in life.

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs is the president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the largest Jewish movement in North America, with almost 900 congregations and nearly 1.5 million members. An innovative thought leader, dynamic visionary, and representative of progressive Judaism, he spent 20 years as the spiritual leader of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY. Deeply dedicated to global social justice issues, he has led disaster response efforts in Haiti and Darfur. Learn more about Rabbi Rick Jacobs.