Yesterday's conversation with author Simon Winchester about the Atlantic Ocean brought in a wave of responses from Takeaway listeners. Whether you feel it's a holy place, or a scary place, you had a lot to say on the subject.
David from Miami called in with this response:
I'm a new rabbi right here in Miami for about four years and we actually used the Atlantic Ocean as a mitzvah -- a ritual bath. We turn it in to holy space for ritually cleansing or for conversion and we’ve used it on many, many occasions. I’ve been here in Miami and it and it become an ocean of holiness.