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The 77% Weekly
The 40/52-weeks-a-year, quick-reading, thought-lingering, spiritual-religious newsletter.

Religion-Outside-The-Box (rotb.org) is a donation supported not-for-profit empowering adults to find and be with (the) God (of their understanding).  

From the desk of Rabbi Brian

The late Trappist monk, Thomas Merton wrote in his book Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander:

The basic falsehood is the lie…that we have the monopoly of all truth, just as our adversary for the moment has the monopoly of all error.

The Baal Shem Tov, similarly said,

We are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves and from this the Talmud commands us to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. You always find excuses for your own misdeeds, so make excuses also for your neighbor.

It is spiritual-religious immaturity to say that we are good and they are not. We are no different from them except for the fact that we are we and they are they.

Spiritual-religious advice for the week: try bring compassionate to all and making excuses for others.

With love,

Rabbi Brian

The 77% Weekly

The 77% Weekly: The Religion-Outside-The-Box Newsletter
helps people find and be with (the) God (of their understanding) 40 out of 52 weeks a year.

Why 77%?
Two reasons:
1) 40/52 = 0.76923. The newsletter is sent every Monday except the last of each month.
2) In school 77% was a passing grade and ROTB wants to remind you that life isn’t graded, it’s pass/fail.

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