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Man's Greatest Achievement

What do you think it is?

Published: July 26, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 23

(23) Joey, August 20, 2009 11:39 PM

Religion

I would hazard religion as one of man's greatest achievements; the ability to turn our eyes upwards to something greater than ourselves is what sets humanity apart from the animals, and what ultimately can give all other achievements meaning. God bless!

(22) Grace Fishenfeld, August 2, 2009 1:19 PM

Justice through law and the collective conscience

Sixty years ago, a body of people representing the world decided that the Jewish people deserved to have their homeland. To realize that a suffering people were deserving of this recognition is remarkable and a giant step for all of mankind. That we are capable of enforcing justice through empathy, I believe we have come close to thinking in God's way. That is a great achievement.

(21) e. m. lefrak, August 2, 2009 5:18 AM

regarding the Jewish People

Several people wrote that the greatest achievement is that of survival of the Jews. I wouldn't classify that as an achievement; rather, it's all HaShem's doing . . . It's true that it's amazing, marvelous, a proof that Judaism is the true way of life . .. but an achievement? I don't quite agree.

(20) Anonymous, July 30, 2009 8:17 PM

HaKadosh Baruch Hu

I think that man's greatest achievement is the recognition of the One Above. When Avrahom Avinu realized that there is something Greater and more Awesome, he created a connection between us and our Creator and that connection is what keeps the world going, day after day, creation after creation.

(19) Mike, July 29, 2009 11:55 PM

Greatest Jewish Achievment-so far!

The greatest Jewish Achievement to date has been transmitting knowledge of Hashem to the world. This one act has had an astounding impact on mankind. This is nothing compared to what will happen when Mashiach comes, but it is a necessary preparation. Let us all remember that Hashem runs the world. It is not what we achieve, but rather what Hashem achieves through us, his servants.

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