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“Jewish mystics used to preface their performance of a religious act with a dedication, le-shem yichud: ‘For the sake of the unification of the Holy One, blessed be He With His Divine Presence.’ Their acts ‘mended’ a ‘broken’ world. A similar dedication is needed now: ‘For the sake of the unification of the Jewish People with Torah.’ A religious act should seek to mend a divided Jewish people”

Traditional Alternatives/Arguments for the Sake of Heaven p. 229