Miracles of 9/11: Firefighters
Randall visits biblical scholar Rabbi Irwin Kula to find out about God's intervention in human affairs. Rabbi Kula feels a miraculous presence in the heroism of the firefighters, who made a moral choice to do their duty to help someone in the face of almost certain death.
"The fact that it's hard for the firefighters who got saved to believe that their choice made all the difference indicates how moral they actually are. Because they know we make the best choices, the most moral choices, the most heroic choices we can make not because we're gonna be rewarded or punished but we do it because it's the right thing to do and the reward, whether in life or death, the reward is having done the right thing," says Kula.
Rabbi Kula takes solace in these kinds of actions as an antidote to those who say God abandoned the 9/11 victims to their fates.
Published on January 12, 2011