Religion: Tasks & Possibilities

The bearded old man spoke precisely, with a German accent, carefully emphasizing his words. "Providence never sends what is finished," he said. "Providence sends only possibilities and a task." Silver-haired Rabbi Leo Baeck was 80 years old last week, and Providence still keeps him busy with tasks and possibilities. Six months of the year he teaches religion at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati; six months he labors in England as president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. And all the time he carries with him the possibilities and tasks of one who...

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