Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Light Unto the Nations

Sometimes people are under the impression that the concept of being a 'light unto the nations' is an invention of the moderns as opposed to an underlying facet of Judaism. To counter this point, I suggest people look at the Aznaim L'Torah (R' Zalman Sorotzkin) to Deuteronomy 9:24; divrei hamaschil מַמְרִים הֱיִיתֶם, עִם-יְהוָה, מִיּוֹם, דַּעְתִּי אֶתְכֶם.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you post a brief quote for those of us who don't have it handy?

duby said...

for a great organization involved with this very important mandate of Or La'amim, have a look at asknoah.com

fear from love. said...

HUGE!!! THANKS

Jonathan said...

How about Isaiah 42:6?