Monday, November 30, 2009

Your complaints are not against us, but against G-d.

Rabbi Pruzansky:

"The real dividing line in Jewish life today is between those who are happy with the mesora and those unhappy with the mesora. Kabbalat Ol Malchut Shamayim (acceptance of the yoke of G-d’s kingship) demands that we accept the mesora even if we deem ourselves “more enlightened;” otherwise, we – like Nadav and Avihu before us – are worshipping ourselves, and not the Almighty. And isn’t that the ultimate reality of Western man today – self-worship ? If I am unhappy with the Mesora, it is because of something within me that needs rectification. I have to bend to the Torah’s will, and not bend the Torah to suit my will. Those who live with grievances against the Torah must recognize that on some level, as Moshe once said to his flock, “…your complaints are not against us, but against G-d” (Sh’mot 16:8)."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy.

December 01, 2009 9:36 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

so, why shouldn't we have complaints against G-d?
or the mesorah for that matter?
history is full of examples of the mesorah, or the halachik application of the mesorah, changing to suit the times. why now are we suddenly in a freeze?
I think people who say "the problem is in you, not us" are just giving a cop-out answer that keeps them from having to deal with real issues regarding truth. but that's just one self-worshiper's opinion.

December 01, 2009 9:55 AM  

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