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29 Sep 16

Remembering Shimon Peres (z”l)

"Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be." - Shimon Peres (1923-2016) I am so saddened by the passing of our family friend, Shimon Peres. Shimon Peres (z"l) and Yithak Rabin (z"l) moved Israel forward, so near to a peace agreement, but even they could not make it a reality for the nation they loved. A prerequisite for peace is surely a strong and secure Israel, something Peres…

29 Sep 16

Elul Thoughts from Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

At the beginning of the 18th century, the German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz coined the term theodicy meaning “to justify God,” to categorise responses to the question why God permits the good to suffer and the evil to prosper. Over 250 years later, the American scholar Zachary Braiterman creates his own neologism—antitheodicy—to describe a second mode of trying to make sense of the essence of and existence of God when facing tragedy. In contrast to theodicy which attempts to justify God, ‘antitheodicy means refusing to justify, explain or accept that relationship.’[1] Braiterman stresses that while antitheodicy may often border on blasphemy,…

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