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“Where Are You?”

October 26, 2011

In Genesis 1:1-6:8, G-d asks Adam “Where are you?” This seems like an odd question. One would think that G-d knows where Adam is. The Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812) explains that the question

“is G-d’s perpetual call to every man. Where are you in the world? What have you accomplished? You have been allotted a certain number of days, hours, and minutes in which to fulfill your mission in life.”

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  1. October 26, 2011 9:04 am

    Its easy to take “mission” to mean the modern definition of accomplishment, provider, conqueror.
    The mission is to be connected to your true self (g_d conciousness). The rest is up to us to screw up.
    enjoying your posts.
    You, Vince and I had dinner once at Bungalow.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      October 26, 2011 9:47 am

      Hi Steve,
      I was wondering who this was when I saw that you subscribed.
      You are right about today’s definition. Since it was G-d asking the question we know it was meant as our true mission and purpose. i hope that in my writings I in some way remind people to seek their true purpose.
      BTW, I think it was twice at Bungalow. Let’s get Vince and do it again.
      Thank You for subscribing
      Fred

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