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Friday, July 06, 2007

ANI MAAMIN: E-KVETCHER

E-kvetcher (http://search-for-emes.blogspot.com/) seems possessed of a strange despondence.

He posted this on his blog:

Ani maamin b'amuna sheleimah b'vias ha Mashiach, v'af al pi sheyismameha, im kol zeh achake lo b'chol yom sheyavo
[I believe with complete belief in the coming of the Messiah, and though he may delay, with all this, every day I will wait for him to arrive.]

It is of course a standard rephrasing of one of the principles of faith expounded by the Rambam in the twelfth century. In modern times it recalls what was sung on the way to the gas.

I do not know what is going through his head. He himself says that he cannot well express it. And I do not know what to say. Perhaps you should visit him.

2 Comments:

  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger e-kvetcher said…

    ha-kol b'seder. Wrestling with the paradox of expecting the Messiah in light of all the false ones in the past 2000 years.

     
  • At 7:29 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Wrestling with paradoxim has defined Israel for millenia.

    If the Messiah comes, and no-one doubts that it happened, that truly will be a miracle.

     

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