Shabbat shalom

… if solitude is the stronghold of isolation, where a man conducts a dialogue with himself – not in order to test and master himself for that which awaits him but in the enjoyment of the conformation of his soul – then we have the real fall of the spirit into spirituality.

Martin Buber, I and Thou, translated by Ronald Gregor Smith, Scribner Classics, 2000 (1958), 100.

red line embellished

Image: “A Yeshiva Boy” (detail), Isidor Kaufmann, public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: