Food for thought, courtesy of my Philosophy of Judaism class

If the nature of man were all we had, then surely the outlook would be dim. But we also have the aid of God, the commandment, the mitzvah. The central Biblical fact is Sinai, the covenant, the word of God. Sinai was superimposed on the failure of Adam. The fact that we were given the knowledge of His will is a sign of some ability to cope with evil. The voice is more than a challenge. It is powerful enough to shake the wilderness of the soul, to strip the ego bare, to flash forth His will like fire.

Abraham Heschel on the problem of evil

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3 responses to “Food for thought, courtesy of my Philosophy of Judaism class

  1. Beth

    Three cheers for my dad!
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    This reminds me that I forgot to return his phone call. Oops.

    • bronzedshoe

      Hahaha. BTW, he mentioned your boyfriend in class the other day. As in, “Oh, your name’s Pat? I don’t know about that name. That’s my daughter’s boyfriend’s name.” 😉

  2. Beth

    Hahahaha he always pretends not to remember his name, just to be difficult.

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