Just a Thought: Jewish prayer

24.11.2012                      10.Kislew. 5773                     Wajeze

Judentum:

Just a Thought: Jewish prayer

These are the things that Jews throughout the world and throughout the millennia should be focused on and directing their energies toward.

Why must we worship God? Rabbi Louis Jacobs asks the question that should bother every Jew. “If all the details of divine worship are so interpreted that they are seen to have as their sole purpose the enrichment of human life, then the man who carries them out is a self worshiper, or [at] best, a worshiper of human society, rather than a worshiper of God. If, on the other hand, worship is for God’s sake the obvious theological difficulty arises, how can God be said to need man’s worship?” Jacobs further argues that “the dilemma is insoluble for one who sees it from the outside….