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    An enduring legacy – Shm’ot

    Joseph did so much for the Egyptian kingdom but after he was gone “there arose a new king… who knew not Joseph”.

    It seems to happen often that people get forgotten and it is as if they had never been.

    A depressing thought. You work so hard but then a new age brushes the history aside.

    Doesn’t this all seem to suggest that no-one should exert themselves because it will all recede anyhow?

    The answer is a firm No. We must each use our energies, talents and time to enrich society even in the tiniest way.

    The legacy never entirely vanishes. We leave something behind on which others will build.

    So what if you don’t get a vote of thanks, if the histories don’t devote a chapter to you?

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