Wyschogrod argues that Judaism concerns not a philosophical doctrine but rather God’s unique and preferential love for the flesh-and-blood descendants of Abraham. The election of the Jewish people is the result of God’s falling in love with Abraham and founding a family with him. And, out of passionate love for Abraham, God continues to dwell among the Jewish people.La idea no me pilla del todo de sorpresa porque leí ya hace años un libro-entrevista al cardenal Lustiger donde explicaba los textos de san Pablo al respecto, pero el artículo lo explica todo muy bien. Fascinante.
(...) general and unspecific love is no love at all—and thus that God’s particular love for Israel is what makes possible his love for all humanity.
As Wyschogrod puts it: “If God continues to love the people of Israel—and it is the faith of Israel that he does—it is because he sees the face of his beloved Abraham in each and every one of his children as a man sees the face of his beloved in the children of his union with his beloved.”
He loves individuals because he has found something unique about them worth loving, which he may not find in another individual. As Wyschogrod writes, “Undifferentiated love, love that is dispensed equally to all, must be love that does not meet the individual in his individuality but sees him as a member of a species, whether that species be the working class, the poor, those created in the image of God, or what not.”
lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2009
Soloveichik sobre Wyschogrod
En el penúltimo número de First Things el artículo del rabbí Meir Y. Soloveichik sobre el teólogo judío Michael Wyschogrod es fascinantemente bueno: se fija sobre todo en la cuestión de la elección de Israel y el amor preferencial de Dios por el pueblo judío en Abraham, frente a las visiones de un amor 'demasiado general' de Dios por todos los hombres: