Issues 04:03 Is Faith Possible Today?
The evil of this world challenges the possibility of a faith in a God who cares. How can we have faith when big corporations make decisions which turn our back yards into toxic waste dumps; when we have to worry about whether the water we drink, the air we breathe or the clothes we wear […]
Ed. note: Dr. Vera Schlamm spent her childhood in Nazi Germany and Holland. Her early youth—the days when most girls are beginning to date—was spent trying to survive on tiny morsels of food while in Bergen-Belsen. For a fuller account of her story of survival and her earnest search for God, see the book Jewish Doctors […]
Perhapss Moses Maimonides grew up in a Jewish home steeped in faith. I didn’t. In the several generations since we left Russia for America, my family had departed from any deep faith in the God of Israel and His Word. Growing up in Chicago in the 1960’s, I was immersed instead in a humanistic, secularistic […]
The pogroms in the province were occurring with more frequency, and a friendly gentile let the villagers know that Vaysechvoos was on the list for one of these destructive demonstrations.” “What did we do to deserve such a thing?” cried Zlata the butcher’s wife. Feivel the Tanner waved his arms heavenward and moaned, “It’s not […]