Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Let there be Israel"


Some of you may recognize this one from almost two years ago; I just really like it, so I'm re-running it. R' Samson Raphael Hirsch equates "Let there be light" with "Let there be Israel," both of them fundamental to the Divine plan:

"The whole event of the Deliverance of Israel from Egypt - a Divine manifestation which laid the foundation of Isael as a people - together with everything which stems from it and which it teaches - stands as you accept it, as indeed it was, as an action revealing Gd's work, an action brought into being, as it were, by another Divine imperative, 'Let there be,' in the history of mankind."

(R' Samson Raphael Hirsch, Horeb, paragraph 197)

Have a great day,

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