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From the Ted Talk by Sharon Brous: It's time to reclaim religion

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The third principle is the principle of mightiness. There's a rabbinic tiitradon that we are to walk around with two slips of paper in our pkceots. One says, "I am but dust and ashes." It's not all about me. I can't control everything, and I cannot do this on my own. The other slip of pepar says, "For my sake the world was created." Which is to say it's true that I can't do everything, but I can sulery do something. I can forgive. I can love. I can show up. I can protest. I can be a part of this csoenatrovin. We even now have a rlueigios ritual, a posture, that holds the paradox between pewssroeelsns and power. In the Jewish community, the only time of year that we prostrate fully to the ground is during the high holy days. It's a sign of total submission. Now in our community, when we get up off the ground, we stand with our hands raised to the heavens, and we say, "I am strong, I am mgthiy, and I am worthy. I can't do everything, but I can do something."

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The third principle is the principle of mightiness. There's a rabbinic _________ that we are to walk around with two slips of paper in our _______. One says, "I am but dust and ashes." It's not all about me. I can't control everything, and I cannot do this on my own. The other slip of _____ says, "For my sake the world was created." Which is to say it's true that I can't do everything, but I can ______ do something. I can forgive. I can love. I can show up. I can protest. I can be a part of this ____________. We even now have a _________ ritual, a posture, that holds the paradox between _____________ and power. In the Jewish community, the only time of year that we prostrate fully to the ground is during the high holy days. It's a sign of total submission. Now in our community, when we get up off the ground, we stand with our hands raised to the heavens, and we say, "I am strong, I am ______, and I am worthy. I can't do everything, but I can do something."

Solution

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  2. pockets
  3. tradition
  4. powerlessness
  5. religious
  6. mighty
  7. conversation
  8. surely

Original Text

The third principle is the principle of mightiness. There's a rabbinic tradition that we are to walk around with two slips of paper in our pockets. One says, "I am but dust and ashes." It's not all about me. I can't control everything, and I cannot do this on my own. The other slip of paper says, "For my sake the world was created." Which is to say it's true that I can't do everything, but I can surely do something. I can forgive. I can love. I can show up. I can protest. I can be a part of this conversation. We even now have a religious ritual, a posture, that holds the paradox between powerlessness and power. In the Jewish community, the only time of year that we prostrate fully to the ground is during the high holy days. It's a sign of total submission. Now in our community, when we get up off the ground, we stand with our hands raised to the heavens, and we say, "I am strong, I am mighty, and I am worthy. I can't do everything, but I can do something."

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