Woodcut of Neue Synagoge Frankfurt including assembled worhsippers
“Nietzsche manifestly wished to say something … terribly wrong in a way characteristic of our time. For it means confusing an image, one of the many images of God that are born and perish, with the real God whose reality [humans] could never shake with any one of these images, no matter what forms they might honestly invent for the objects of their particular adoration.”
In Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 10.