In honor a group of teens from Temple Beth Abraham who took off part of two days of spring break to do volunteer service and learn about poverty in our community.
The prophet is a man who feels fiercely. God has thrust a burden upon his soul, and he is bowed and stunned at man's fierce greed. Frightful is the agony of man; no human voice can convey its full terror. Prophecy is the voice that God has lent to the silent agony, a voice to the plundered poor, to the profaned riches of the world. It is a form of living, a crossing point of God and man. God is raging in the prophet's words.
Why should religion, the essence of which is worship of God, put such stress on justice for man? Does not the preoccupation with morality tend to divest religion of immediate devotion to God?...Perhaps the answer lies here: righteousness is not just a value; it is God's part of human life, God's stake in human history.