image Dream of Goldfish, Jiri Meitner
“Religion is not merely a belief in an ultimate reality or in an ultimate ideal. These beliefs are worse than false; they are platitudes, truisms, that nobody will dispute. Religion is a momentous possibility, the possibility namely that what is highest in spirit is also deepest in nature – that there is something at the heart of nature, something akin to us, a conserver and increaser of values … that the things that matter most are not at the mercy of the things that matter least.”
In Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 9.