Jul 8, 2013

Judaism's "Version" of Utopia

Judaism's "Version" of Utopia
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Dara Horn's reframing of Olam haBa as "the world to come will come" (ie, we build the world that will come), means Jews don't worry about Utopia. We believe in human responsibility for this world. (As Reb Huey lewis taught in a berraita: "there ain't no perfect world anyway.")

Though the rabbis call Shabbat a "taste of the world to come," the permeating language of God's Creative Power throughout the "day of rest" awakens the power (and need) within every Image of God to create once the havdalah wicks are ignited.

Chag Sukkot Sameach, dear friends.