The foremost problem in Jewish religion
is how to get Jews to take the Bible seriously without taking it literally.
- Mordecai Kaplan
When faith is completely replaced by
creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is
ignored because of the splendor of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom
rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of
authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel