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(Detail from "Mumu" by Mika, for Swatch) So many words! This is what comes of being the People of the Book - that our approach to sacred days, succeeding the ancient system of tangible sacrifices and physical offerings, has evolved to be so much a matter of recitation, of bringing our heritage to life verbally. Through centuries of exile, such practice created a moveable home for the Jewish people, forming a sanctuary, in whatever space, built of syllables and sentences, rather than of stones.
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