To be a Jew

ב׳׳ה

 

“To be a Jew is to hold one’s soul clean and open to the stream of endless striving so that God may not be ashamed of his creation. Judaism is not a quality of the soul but spiritual life. With souls we were born; spirit we must acquire.” 
 
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Earth is the Lord’s, at 108. 

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