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And what avails it that science has come to treat space and time as simply forms of thought, and the material world as hypothetical, and withal our pretension of property and even of self-hood are fading with the rest, if, at last, even our thoughts are not finalities, but the incessant flowing and ascension reach these also, and each thought which yesterday was a finality, to-day is yielding to a larger generalization?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Shalit Deal and the Dati Leumi World PDF Print E-mail
Written by Menachem Ben-Mordechai   
Wednesday, 07 December 2011 00:00

By Menachem Ben-Mordechai


In  his  perush  on  Tehillim  12:2,  Rav  Samson  Raphael  Hirsch  zt"l  refers  to "the  most
indispensable  instrument  in  all  human  relationships - namely   the  sacredness  of  the
human word."  He further observes:


"Man must be able  to put his  trust  in  the opinions, words, and deeds of his  fellows.   He
must know that his brother's mind recoils  from wrong and  is dedicated to the welfare of
others.  He must be sure that his brother will not say or promise anything other than that
which he  feels  to be true or possible of  fulfillment to the best of his knowledge and  that
his deeds are in conformity with his words..."


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