Sunday, October 10, 2004

God's Quest for Man

"Moses exclaimed: 'If Thou Thyself dost not go with us, take us not out of the wilderness' (Exodus 33:15). This, perhaps, is the secret of our history: to choose to remain in the wilderness rather than be abandoned by Him.
Israel's experience of God has not evolved from search. Israel did not discover God. Israel was discovered by God. Judaism is God's quest for man."
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
God in Search of Man


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.