Tuesday, March 28, 2006
When Did It Begin?
I'm standing on the subway platform, playing with my new cell phone/PDA when a creepy old guy walks up to me and says- "You probably know. How many years ago did the Jewish religion start"?
Startled, I mumbled "about 4000 years ago", and then quickly walked away.
Which made me wonder- what exactly did he mean? The time when Avraham discovered God? Matan Torah? Bais Hamikdash?
It's an interesting question but does it even really matter?