Do Miracles Still Happen?
We start by going around the room and asking if miracles still occur, and, if they do, how would one define a miracle. We suddenly segue to a court martial in Egypt back in 1967. We observe two Egyptian generals taking the stand, along with a Jordanian colonel. Each bemoans the 'coincidences' that occurred between 7 and 8am, Monday June 5, 1967, the first day of the Six Day War, when Israel destroyed virtually the entire Egyptian Air Force in hours.
Next we hear from a West Point instructor, who says the Six Day War is absolutely natural, and contrast that with the testimony of great secular Israeli generals such as Ezer Weizmann and Yitchak Rabin.
Suddenly, the word 'miracle' takes on new meaning. To make sense out the place of miracles in our lives, we have a crucial discussion with Rabbi Moshe Sofer (Chatam Sofer) the great rabbi of Hungarian Jewry in the early 1800s.
This session uses a fascinating analysis of the Six Day War as a springboard to considering G-d's place in our everyday lives.