Tuesday, October 12, 2004


"If a thought generates pride, separation from other people's suffering, unawareness of the dangers of evil--we know it is a deviation from His way.
An insight is not meaningful to one man unless it is capable of becoming meaningful to all men. he who has made that which is at all times, illumines man with thoughts that ought to be valid at all times.
Only that which is good for all men is good for every man. No one is truely inspired for his own sake. He who is blessed, is a blessing to others.
There are many ways but only one goal. If there is one source of all, there must be one goal for all. The yearnings are our own, but the answer is His.
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism

There are many paths to the one God."
- Rabbi Morris N. Kertzer
What is a Jew?

"Ring them bells Sweet Martha,
For the poor man's son,
Ring them bells so the world will know
That God is one."
- Bob Dylan
Ring Them Bells

שׁמע ישׂראל יהוה אלהנו יהוה אחד

Note: This post contains the name of God. If you print it out, please treat it with the proper respect.


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.