Words for the Day

The human word is a symbol; with every moment it is newly created in the mouth of the speaker, but only because it is from the beginning and because it already bears in its womb every speaker who will one day effect the miracle of renewing it. But the divine word is more than symbol: it is revelation only because it is at the same time the word of creation. “God said, Let there be light” – and what is the light of God? It is the soul of man.

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption,* translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 111.

Image: “Synagogue,” Wacław Koniuszko, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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