“The basic thrust of what Tanach is all about, the most fundamental point and idea, and the reason we study it so intently is because going back to the beginning of our history, 4000 years ago with Avraham, God had a plan that we should impact upon the world. We have an obligation of impacting upon the world. We want our ideas, our critical central ideas to be the worlds philosophy.
This is Tikun Olam; To establish the world under God’s sovereignty.
That is the end of the road. Once we’ve accomplished that, we’ve succeeded in what God wants. Tanach is an educational system, a philosophy of life. Rooted in text, it is an integrated system that ultimately provides you with a way to impact upon the world.”
-Rabbi Dr. Ezra Labaton A”H
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