“Our day is very ominous and there are dark hours when we seem doomed to extinction. It will take a miracle to save us. But we no longer can expect a miracle. What hope is there for us?”
In this sermon of April 10, 1966, Rabbi Olan walks a tightrope. On the one hand, we can no longer expect God to save us. On the other hand, he argues, without faith in God, we cannot save ourselves.
“The miracle of all miracles is not the splitting of the Red Sea or the gush of water from the rock when Moses struck it with a stick. It is Moses himself who, hearing God, believed Him.”
*Written by Joshua F. Hirsch.*