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In 1974, a new apparition began to make its appearance in the streets of Manhattan. Even in that hubbub of crowd and clamor, this strange vehicle attracted attention.
It was a standard van of the “U-Haul” or “Ryder” variety. It’s back door was rolled up, showing a cargo of one large wooden table, two wooden benches, and a dozen young men with beards and black hats. From a loudspeaker taped to its roof issued forth a medley of Chassidic songs played on high volume—that is, high enough to make itself heard above the din of a Manhattan street corner. Large posters taped to the sides of the moving van proclaimed: “MITZVAH TANK”, “Teffilin on board” and “Mitzvot On The Spot For People On The Go.”

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Our world today is built upon the foundations of two similar cultures: the Jewish and the Greek. Both treasured the world of ideas. Yet, to this day, they represent two worldviews, still locked in battle. To this day, we struggle: Does human dignity mean that our minds are the measure of all things? Or does it mean to be in the divine image, inextricably bound up with the Infinite that lies beyond the mind? The Greeks reached the pinnacle of intellect at their time. Their ideal was a world built upon the human...
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