We, Jews, just finished celebrating our High Holidays. These started with Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, and closed — 10 days later — with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Associated with these Holidays is a poem from the Torah portion called HaAzinu. Amidst this poem is a particularly salient verse:
He found him in a desert land, in a desolate howling void. He surrounded him, He gave him understanding, He guarded him as the apple of His eye. (Deut. 32:10)
Read more in the Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2020 issue.