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on beautiful horses

flags on spears lined up in front of the enclosures - a brilliant red carpet spread on the turf leading to the places of honor. The native Burmese musicians & dancers & the Burma navy band - all full of life, charm & color. The people have temperament, too. What enthusiasm & laughter - no Eastern reticence here. 

It wouldn't have been complete without placing a bet or two. Lost 40K - not too bad. In both cases the horses showed - which pleased me because I had chosen them on my own after seeing them before the races.

Interesting article "Can we Moderns Keep the Sabbath in September issue of Commentary by Emanuel Rockman, Rabbi of Congregation Shaaray Tepla in Far Rockaway & Ass. Prof. of Political science at Yeshiva University. The thought 

"Back to nature means a static, as distinguished from a dynamic, existence - living with nature rather than the pushing of nature. That is why


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the Law prohibited the use on the Sabbath of that which was dynamic in nature - even animals & still growing vegetation. Moreover, just as one may not create instruments, one may not use instruments already created if they have a dynamic character. It is this hostility to the dynamic that is the very antithesis of the mood of our lives in a technological age. That is why the original rules are so desperately needed now. A day to go 'back to nature' once a week is more important now for peace of mind & human dignity than it ever was. Living with nature, however, means not living in primitive simplicity but rather in accord with man's guiding principle - God's will & reason. Man needs at least the one day to ask what are the ends for which he lives. The six days of toil represent the temporal & transitory - the Sabbath represents the eternal & the enduring That is why the Hebrew language has no names for the days of the week -
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