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Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 7/26/2012
The Hebrew word Hineni is used only a few times in the Torah, but each use comes at a moment of great significance. Abraham is quoted as using the phrase three times during the heart wrenching and dramatic story of the binding of Isaac. Moses too says Hineni as God calls out to him from the burning bush. Most often the word is translated as “here I am”. Yet, the real meaning of the word...