Talmud this Shabbat: The Heart of Faith is a Question


Elie Wiesel has a simple and beautiful d’var about faith. He points out that the Hebrew word for faith is sheilah, composed of four Hebrew letters: shin, alef, lamed, heh. The middle two letters, alef and lamed, are the name of God. His takeaway: “God is in the question.” Witness, p. 100.

In other words, our hardest questions-why did God let X happen-are not impediments to faith. They are how we get to faith.

Tomorrow morning we will see this principle play out not only in Elie Wiesel’s life, but in our own.

See you tomorrow at 8:30.

Shabbat shalom,

Wes