My grandfather, Aharon Shidlovsky, among the founders of kibbutz Kvutzat Kinneret, asked me many years ago whether I knew the difference between Sodom and every other place. After all, he said, there’s bad everywhere, so what made Sodom so special? He answered before I could give it a thought. At Sodom, the bad had become law; the bad stemmed from obeying the law, not breaking it.
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