A Man Hath No Preeminence Above A Beast

Rav Aharon Lichtenstein relates: Before leaving for summer vacation, members of the [Harvard] department of philosophy once selected Protagoras’ “Man is the measure of all things” as the inscription for a new building. Upon their return, they discovered that President Eliot had substituted “What is man that Thou art mindful of him?”1 I recently encountered […]