Taken from an excerpt by Harold M Schulweis
Faith and Miracles
Faith is a way of seeing and a way of responding to what we see. The idea of the miraculous that excludes human action and reaction to events, like that of prayer that excludes the worshiper from the petitions, overlooks the divine presence within nature and humanity.
Rabbi Akiba is challenged by the pagan I=Tineus Rufus: “Whose deeds are greater, those of G-d or man?” Akiba replies. “Greater are the...