Saturday, February 9, 2008

The message of a miracle


On the purpose of a miracle:

"Miraculous grace places upon man an absolute responsibility to fulfill the larger imperative that calls out from the miracle. A transcendental imperative always accompanies miraculous activity, 'Command the children of Israel (e.g. Numbers 5:2, 28:1, 34:2, 35:2).'

"Woe unto the beneficiary of a miracle who does not recognize it for what it is, and whose ear is deaf to the echo of the imperative that arises out of this metahistorical event."

(Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Kol Dodi Dofek (Gordon translation), pg. 23-24)

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