People often tell me that if they saw a real miracle like the splitting of the sea they’d believe but how can they be expected to when there are no miracles today.
This June we commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the six day war (1967 – 2017). Do you vividly recall those fateful days? The fear and panic in the lead-up to the war and the subsequent jubilant euphoria of the miraculous swift victory.
Nobel Laureate Eli Wiesel wrote these words in an article published in the ‘Forverts’ (translated from the original Yiddish by Chana Pollack) in the after-math of the war:
“Future generations will probably never believe it. Teachers will have a hard time convincing their students that what sounds legendary actually occurred. The children will, naturally, swallow each word, but later on, as adults, they’ll nod their heads and smile, remarking that these were fantasies of history.”
There are great miracles in our days if we would only notice…
Menachem M. Bluming and Chabad.org