Today is 25 of Elul.
And am I the kind of Jew who believes that God created the World on this very same day 5777 years ago?
No, I am not.
But I am not the kind of Jew who believes that the World was just born out of nothing without cause or reason, either.
You bet your sweet ass, I am not.
I don’t really know what kind of Jew I am, as a matter of fact.
To be honest I am a litte bit puzzled these days.
But I am certain about two things. And two things only.
One. It was not me who did the Big Bang some billion years ago.
And two. I am pretty much sure that it was not me, either, who created the World.
And these two things are enough for me to be a little humble today.
And joyful because the World does exist.
No matter on what day its creation, birth or whatever happened.
I want to celebrate.
Happy birthday, World! Mazal tov! Bis hundert und zwanzig!