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Essence of This Blog: Part 1

I heard this brief tale at a dinner as part of the before-meal blessing. It seems this particular Rabbi also got knocked from his trajectory as he went about his day:

One ordinary day a few millenia ago a rabbi walked to a nearby village to purchase supplies. On his way home, he absentmindedly took the wrong path. Suddenly a voice challenged him from the darkness: “Who are you, and why are you here?” Realizing he had wandered into a nearby garrison and that the voice had come from the young sentry standing post, the startled Rabbi (setting the precedent for