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A Moment in Time: When You are Gifted One Minute

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July 1, 2021

Dear all,

The other day, Maya and Eli got their hands on my iPad. Next thing I knew, the message appeared, “iPad is disabled: try again in 1 minute.

I smiled and thought to myself, “Wow, I have been gifted a minute without my device. How should I fill the time?”

Here are the options that came to mind:

Stretch
Have a drink of water
Give someone a hug
Give myself a hug
Put money in a tzeddakah jar
Draw a picture with a crayon
Water a plant
Memorize and recite (while standing on one foot) Rabbi Hillel’s advice: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah. All the rest is commentary. Now go and learn.”

What would you do with your gifted moment in time?

With love and shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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