Take me out

“Daddy, wanna come out!” Child cries from crib
Sorry, sunshine! Not till the morning.
“When is the morning already???”
I don’t know my child. I’ve been asking that for a while…
Let’s wait together…

Mozer

 

Tribute to Elie Wiesel

“Man comes closer to God through the questions he asks Him, he liked to say. Therein lies true dialogue. Man asks and God replies. But we don’t understand His replies. We cannot understand them. Because they dwell in the depths of our souls and remain there until we die. The real answers, Eliezer, you will find only within yourself.” (Moishe the Beatle, Night ch. 1)

The book of Job is not an easy one to read. It is a story of a righteous man tested by God to almost unbearable limits; he then rebelled against God by cursing the day he was born. Following is forty chapters of heated debate between Job and his three friends about justice and fairness in God’s judgement. Job relentlessly questions the ways of God and rebuts all the defenses offered by his friends. Continue reading “Tribute to Elie Wiesel”

Celebrating Hitler Day?!

There is a beautiful, heartwarming prophecy in Zachariah (8:19)

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; “The fast of the fourth [month,] and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah- joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; love the truth and peace.”

The prophet apparently visualizes the day that Israel will be freed from persecution and liberated from their exiles; and thus, the days that were designated for mourning and sorrow in the past, will be days of celebration henceforth. While being naturally comforting, with a little thought we realize its inspiration to be a bit strange. Continue reading “Celebrating Hitler Day?!”