Who Is "I Am That I Am"?

In the Jewish tradition, the summit of religious awareness is to know that God is ultimately unknowable.

From Burning Bush by Sébastien Bourdon, 17th century. Wikipedia.

From Burning Bush by Sébastien Bourdon, 17th century. Wikipedia.

Observation
Jan. 19 2017
About the author

David Wolpe is rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and the author of, among other books, Why be Jewish? and Why Faith Matters. He can be found on Twitter @RabbiWolpe.


In the third chapter of the book of Exodus, God speaks to Moses at the burning bush, commanding him to return to Egypt, confront Pharaoh, and initiate the rescue of the enslaved Israelites. “I will be with you,” He assures Moses; “and that shall be your sign that it was I who sent you.”

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