Sunday, December 14, 2008

Halakhah believes that there is only one world

From Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik's Lonely Man of Faith

The Halakhah believes that there is only one world—not divisible into secular and hallowed sectors—which can either plunge into ugliness and hatefulness, or be roused to meaningful, redeeming activity, gathering up all latent powers into a state of holiness. Accordingly, the task of the covenantal man is to be engaged not in dialectical surging forward and retreating, but in uniting the two communities into one community where man is both the creative, free agent, and the obedient servant of God.

1 comment:

GSK+ said...

Deep wisdom -- and thank you for sharing "that there is one world", which has been my hope & belief in all the would-be "worlds" I have traveled through...