Once upon a time, tells the Brahmana of the hundred paths, gods and demons were at strife. The demons said: “To whom can we bring our offerings?” They set them all in their own mouths. But the gods set the gifts in one another’s mouths. Then Prajapati, the primal spirit, gave himself to the gods.

Martin Buber, I and Thou, Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith, Scribner Classics, 2000 (1956), 66.

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A timely word on this week’s Torah portion.