“This is the task: in the darkest night to be certain of the dawn, certain of the power to turn a curse into a blessing, agony into a song. To know the monster’s rage and, in spite of it, proclaim to its face; to go through Hell and to continue to trust in the goodness of God — this is the challenge and the way.”  —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Hesche

To learn more read my post about the oratorio.