“Our forefathers’ legacy to us is the secret that in essence God exists here.
From generation to generation, they whispered into the ears of those who would follow them:
‘Within your house, within the house of all humanity, there is a hidden treasure, a knowledge that is the secret of the true unity of God, a treasure more precious than those of all earthly kings — the awareness that God exists despite all the concealment.’
And we offer thanks for this inheritance:
‘How goodly is our portion … and how beautiful our heritage!’
For compared to it, everything else is dwarfed and of no value.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Understanding the Tanya, p. 152, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz