If God had opted not to constantly re-create but to have His creation continue on its own by virtue of the original energy He invested in it, it wouldn't be a dwelling in the full sense of the word. God prefers to remain constantly involved within His world through re-creation.
Omitting imaginary books like How Jewish Unity Became a Reality During the 21st Century, I think I’d really like to read the definitive epic saga of the teshuvah movement of the second half of the twentieth century.
JERUSALEM – A 21-member delegation of Hollywood actors and New York media executives known as the Creative Coalition received a crash course in Israeli and Palestinian arts, politics, business and culture during a weeklong excursion in Israel and Palestinian-controlled areas.
Progressive students, in their own moral self-righteousness, have decided that the Palestinian statehood is a sacred cause. To even support Israel is to risk being deemed a racist, an imperialist, a tacit supporter of apartheid.
This past week was Parshat Chayei Sarah and I had the good fortune of being in Chevron for Shabbat. I was in Israel for only three days (approximately 80 hours) and was asked many times, “You’ve come to Israel for such a short stay?” Let me explain.
Rav Kook believed that just as in the Torah, Jacob and Esau and Isaac and Ishmael were eventually reconciled, so will Judaism, Christianity, and Islam be in future. They would not cease to be different, but they would learn to respect one another.