“Most Jews throughout history have not been free, whether from murderous regimes or famines or pandemics. What we have been is devoted to the idea that we deserve to be.” – Alana Newhouse This article from which I quoted above is one of my favourites I’ve read recently. In it, Alana Newhouse reflects: “The PassoverContinue reading “We keep celebrating”
I love getting Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ words of wisdom via WhatsApp message on my phone. He always offers such refreshing and illuminating insights. Today I listened to a short clip about the custom of spilling a drop of wine, including at the mention of the ten plagues during the Passover Seder meal.
Today, I spent a little time reflecting on Exodus 7:3 which says, “But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and I will increase My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.” And of course I had the obvious question that people have had for millennia which is: Why would God need to harden Pharaoh’sContinue reading “Why does God harden Pharaoh’s heart?”
This evening I read for my first time John Henry Newman’s Sermon 15 on “The Principle of Continuity between the Jewish and Christian Churches.”