20 Sivan 5776
Caveat on reading
Weekly Quote from
Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan,
What justification is there from the pragmatic point of view for the continued existence of Judaism, i.e., how can the distinctly Jewish principles rather than the secular principles of social justice etc. be of greater service in contributing toward the upbuilding of a better society and a more spiritualized individual existence?
Answer: The moral and spiritual aspects of life cannot be built up in vacuo. The principles of right and wrong, belief in God, etc. cannot be transmitted without reference to some historic background. That historic background is moreover essential to give momentum to the tendencies within us that make for living on a higher plane of existence than that of the sub-human being.
From Communings of the Spirit, Vol. I, page 165, Friday, September 22, 1922; used with permission.
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