Let My People Know

"The continual loss by the people of the center of its being"


The destruction of the Temple

was the expulsion of the Divine Presence from Israel.

All the subsequent sufferings of Israel 

are understood as merely a repetition 

of that same event:

the continual loss by the people of the center of its being.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From “Destruction and Redemption,” in The Strife of the Spirit by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz