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Everything is foreordained Yet free will is given Can it really be so Skeptics say No ... ... Put it this way He knows when you'll die, the very day ~ But that does not stop you From seeking Life when you pray ______________________________ The first two lines are a translation from the Hebrew Mishna (Teaching) in Pirkey Avos (Chapters of the Fathers) It is attributed to Rabbi Akiva, who lived around the time of the Fall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem until the first third of the Second Century, C.E.

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Date: 9/29/2022 11:01:00 AM
I seek so much when I pray, and I have not been disappointed yet.
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Date: 9/28/2022 12:25:00 PM
Love your insightful information Gershon on Rabbi Akiva what great History you have shared and the thought is one to ponder. Thank you for sharing these special thoughts of yours my friend...
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/28/2022 5:44:00 PM
Glad you enjoy these occasional glimpses into the ancient past, Michael.
Date: 9/28/2022 8:20:00 AM
Gosh Gershon, you don't know how true this rings in my ears. I nearly left you all behind, but have written a poem, was on deaths doorstep my friend. hugs and blessings Jennifer.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/28/2022 5:43:00 PM
Jennifer, stick around! We all enjoy your poems on P.S.! You are loved! ~ Gershon
Date: 9/28/2022 7:57:00 AM
I like this a lot, gw. If everything is preordained then I suppose we can do as we please, since we won't do anything that isn't already planned in the grand scheme of things. I find this a disastrous way of thinking myself, gw.
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Date: 9/27/2022 8:46:00 PM
Gershon, this is a great poem! Thank you for stopping by my poems today, I updated the one you had just commented on, which had been short and to the point, my 'Paid in Full' poem, but I added quite a bit and updated with a revision. Just wanted to let you know, and thank you for visiting and commenting on my poems. I hope you're having a great week!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/28/2022 5:42:00 PM
BJ, I appreciate the enthusiasm and support... One good turn deserves another... and another... :) gw