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Labor Liberates.Nazis stole slogan from socialists.time2 reclaim.spiritual work gets us closer 2 better self.#prepent5775

Labor Day is the last day of summer and the ‘here we go’ before the fall. Coinciding with Elul, this is a day to focus on what makes us get up in the morning with a song and motivation. What’s the work I was destined to do in this world to make it better? Am I doing it?  What sort of work wil set me free to be more me?

As to reclaiming the slogan:

Arbeit macht frei– Labor Liberates has sinister memories for many of us. But the expression comes from the title of a novel by German philologist Lorenz DiefenbachArbeit macht frei: Erzählung von Lorenz Diefenbach (1873), in which gamblers and fraudsters find the path to virtue through labour. It was adopted in 1928 by the Weimar government as a slogan extolling the effects of their desired policy of large-scale public works programmes to end unemployment. This use of the phrase was continued by the Nazi Party when it came to power in 1933.

Let’s take it back.

Holy of Holies: Open for Business. In Brazil. pre #prepent
8 of 40: Stash White shoes?Says who. Harvest one norm-defiance moment from your year. share with pride. #prepent5775


Rabbi Amichai & Lab/Shul’s annual Elul journey into the new Jewish year with 40 daily communally co-created inspirations to help us begin the year with more focus and presence.

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