Questioning faith in the parsha
March 19 Chevra
Even young children know that “the light must not go out” — the eternal light that is our symbol fire that must not go out on the altar.
We study that commandment in this week’s parsha, Tzav, with a Koshi posed by Abravanel: WHY are we told again and again[V2,5,6] that “the fire must not go out.” WHAT must we do to keep the light perpetually aflame? WHAT is the Source of that flame?
Our author is the famous yiddishist Chaim Grade (thank you, Reva, for a great bio!) . The story is “My Quarrel with Hersh Raseyner.”