The Darkness

The power of the final plagues.

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That faith in a compassionate Creator, I believe also helps to account for the unconventional fact that in Judaism the day as a unit of 24 hours begins with nightfall. It is at dawn that we are in our diurnal prime.Yet we greet the new day as our strength wanes because in the darkness we detect the light to come. With God by our side, we can defy the obvious and affirm the mystery that informs all existence.

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Rabbi Ismar Schorsch

Rabbi Ismar Schorsch served as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.