The Words and Wisdom of Amos Oz Live On

At Emanuel Congregation this evening, our Rabbi, Craig Marantz, wove the words and wisdom of Amos Oz into the narrative of the service. Oz, the great Israeli author, passed away earlier in the day. May his memory be a blessing. Here are some passages from Oz that Rabbi Marantz shared with us this evening:

“I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world.”

“Fundamentalists live life with an exclamation point. I prefer to live my life with a question mark.”

“A conflict begins and ends in the hearts and minds of people, not in the hilltops.”

“Two children of the same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It’s a conflict between two victims.”