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Let’s Do Shabbos Together

June 2, 2015
By bethmordecai
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DAY 1067: Outside the Box? Assessing “Let’s Do Shabbos Together: Shabbat Meals Across Beth Mordecai”

Dear Hevreh, The term "thinking outside the box" is one I find problematic. It's meant to describe someone who is creative in finding alternative ways to get things done, with the "box" symbolizing the way things normally get done. The first problem with this concept is that people or ideas labeled as "outside the box" are assumed to not care about "the box," i.e. about the usual way things get done. There is a reason why things "inside the box" have gotten done in a certain way for a long period of time. These things "inside the box" are called customs and the longevity of customs is a testament to the strength of their meaning and their usefulness. And when customs[...]

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