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    You & we – Vayikra

    Vayikra 1:2 begins in the singular (“anyone”) and ends in the plural (“you shall bring your offering”).

    The Midrash compares the verse to the body.

    Each limb has its identity and purpose but they are all co-ordinated in an overall body.

    Similarly with a community: each individual matters independently but they are all part of the overall community.

    The individual must ask “Who am I? What do I need for myself?” and “What are we as a group? What does the group need from me, and what do I need from the group?”

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