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    Take someone with you – Korach

    cantor moshe oysher prayerWhen it was time for Moses to confront Datan and Aviram, the elders of Israel went with him (Num. 16:25).

    One of the Chassidic rebbes explains that at difficult moments the representatives of the community need to show their solidarity. They don’t have to be the spokesmen, but they have to be there.

    However, this is only when human beings are involved in an encounter with other human beings. If an individual has to face God, other people cannot necessarily help.

    Each individual must stand before the Divine Presence in existential loneliness, one human being facing the One God and Judge.

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