Let My People Know

"A God I can put into my pocket is not worth being with"

“There was once a great Rebbe who was asked lots of basic theological questions.

Why does God do this and that?

He answered by saying that a God that every rotten man can understand is not a God I would believe in.

If I want a God that I can put into my little pocket, it is possibly not worth being with.

If I want God to be my measure, to be exactly made to my measure and to feelings that change with every newspaper article, it is possibly not worth having such a God.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From Pebbles of Wisdom from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (forthcoming)