Image of synagogue at sundown
“Religion is essentially the act of holding fast to God. And that does not mean holding fast to an image that one has made of God, nor even holding fast to the faith in God that one has conceived. It means holding fast to the existing God. The earth would not hold fast to its conception of the sun (if it had one) nor to its connection with it, but to the sun itself.”
In Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 10.