A Nation of Storytellers (Ki Tavo 5781)

“The great questions – ‘Who are we?’, ‘What is our task?’ – are best answered by telling a story…

Jews were the first people to find God in history [and] to think in historical terms – of time as an arena of change as opposed to cyclical time in which…nothing really changes… the first people to write history… Yet biblical Hebrew has no word that means ‘history’… Instead, it uses the root zachor, meaning ‘memory.’

Blessings and Curses

“…G‑d was faithful in bringing upon us the curses, so He will surely bring upon us the blessings as well.