figures of bird and magen david in stained glass

Words for the Day

The sphere of the self is not world, nor does it become world by being called world. “This world must perish” so that the sphere of the self can become “world.” The analogy which integrates the self into a world misleads into confusion of this “world” of the self with the extant world, already with Kant and quite openly in the case of his successors. The struggle of irreconcilables, the obduracy of space and the tenaciousness of time – all these it passes over deceptively.

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption,* translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 70.

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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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