Reply to Dr.
Albert Khabbaza's question, from the Jewish theological point
of view, G-d plays a role in the management of the universe,
but the relationship between man and man is managed by men
themselves. For this reason, the psalmist writes that with
strategy you make war. If G-d makes you victorious in war,
that is a miracle, but ordinarily, G-d does not make miracles
for people, only when absolutely necessary. The evil of Hitler
and of the Holocaust was perpetrated despite the presence
of G-d, because the men who perpetrated it did not fear G-d,
but that does not mean that G-d consented to what happened.
Also, I do not believe that G-d intended that the state of
Israel as a justification for the killing of six million Jews.
It was a miracle only that the Jews could rise from the lowliest
point and create a state of independence. G-d should not be
blamed for the Holocaust, but He should not be given credit
for the creation of the State of Israel. Both happened as
natural events and not with any specific miracle. The Talmud
argues about why an evil man could even prosper while a good
and righteous man could get penalised in this life. This question
was raised by Moshe Rabennu, but no answer was given. It is
for this reason that man should work hard to make his living
and to prosper and not depend on miracles to make good in
M. Haddad, M.D. (Rabbi)
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