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This week's Covenant and Conversation piece on parshat Eikev is entitled "The Politics of Memory" ...The real test… https://t.co/Mk47TerWeU
Judaism is supremely a religion of love: (1) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your s… https://t.co/utrnxfn688
This small people has outlived all the world’s great empires to deliver to humanity a message of hope: you need not… https://t.co/yduiAoNguJ
Yet the truth remains, as Moses said: “The Lord did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were mo… https://t.co/iwC2eNaChl
Israel remains a small nation, surrounded, as in biblical times, by “nations larger and stronger than you” (Deut. 7:1).
Traduced in the media and pilloried by much of the world, Israel continues to produce human miracles in medicine, a… https://t.co/vQNCribHrZ
This is still evident today, especially among the people of Israel in the State of Israel.
…education they can have, of making each feel part of a collective responsibility to ameliorate the human condition… https://t.co/3jnkzKTgGC
You do not need numbers to enlarge the spiritual and moral horizons of humankind. You need other things altogether:… https://t.co/zjTuCApBF5
Out of all proportion to their numbers, Jews could and can be found working as lawyers fighting injustice, economis… https://t.co/fYhSDM1Zaw
It has also yielded some of the world’s greatest writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, academics, intellectuals,… https://t.co/4pALYG8mrp
Of this the most compelling proof is that a nation as small as the Jews could produce an ever-renewed flow of proph… https://t.co/Sz4KGlsiXe
Through the Jewish people, God is telling humankind that you do not need to be numerous to be great. Nations are ju… https://t.co/XunRaZm7UE
Israel defies the laws of history because it serves the Author of history. Attached to greatness, it becomes great.
Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another, by testings, by signs & wonders, by war, by a… https://t.co/7d9Q3ijbdr
Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? Has any other people heard… https://t.co/9Z1yIRSj0I
That is what Moses meant when he said: Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God creat… https://t.co/Egrb7guZsv
Its history has been living testimony to the force of Divine Providence and the impact of high ideals.
The Jewish people are small but have achieved great things to testify in themselves to a force beyond themselves. I… https://t.co/Qe56ZeBDIO
Here is a thread from my Covenant & Conversation essay on #Vaetchanan called "Why is the Jewish people so small?".… https://t.co/2K42nzuYkB