Page 22 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 19

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e w i s h
o o k
n n u a l
to their pages; no tears b lu r their words. The horizons they open
are high and wide, luminous w ith faith in the Creator and hope
in the future. One is reminded of the midrash about the letter
bet with which the Torah opens: “W hy does the story of creation
open with the letter bet? To teach you that, just as the bet
is closed on the sides and open in the front, so do you . . . always
look to the fu tu re !”