Words for the Day

The particular … is surprise, not a given, but ever a new gift or, better still, a present, for in the present the thing presented disappears behind the gesture of presenting. The phenomenon … is ever new: the miracle in the world of spirit.

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption,* translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 46-7.

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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