figures in a stained glass window

Shabbat shalom

What is the eternal, primal phenomenon, present here and now, of that which we term revelation? … That before which, in which, out of which, and into which we live, even the mystery, has remained what it was. It has become present to us and in its presentness has proclaimed itself to us as salvation; we have ‘known’ it, but we acquire no knowledge from it which might lessen or moderate its mysteriousness. … We can only go, and confirm its truth.

Martin Buber, I and Thou, translated by Ronald Gregor Smith, Scribner Classics, 2000 (1958), 104-106.

red line embellished

Image: Detail of an image of the stained glass work in Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, Israel, “The Tribe of Levi,” Marc Chagall / CC BY-SA, via Wikimedia Commons

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