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Friday, October 7, 2005

What is Law?

"We are taught that God gave man not only life but also law. The supreme imperative is not merely to believe in God but to do the will of God... What is law? A way of dealing with the most difficult of all problems: life. The law is a problem to him who thinks that life is a commonplace. The law is an answer to him who knows that life is a problem."
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man

1 comments:

olympiada said...

Thank you for this John. It really hits the spot!

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.