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"Torah is the synthesis of God's greatness and His humility"


The Torah links the infinite to everyday life. 

It stretches upward to infinity and extends downward, step by endless step, to a level that anyone can relate to at any time, expressing the divine wisdom within the context of our reality. 

And our reality is a reality graspable by the body–a reality with which the body can build an involved physical relationship–so that the soul that dwells and operates within the body can experience it, identify with it, and fuse with it. 

So the Torah, while being the infinite divine wisdom, is at the same time also definitive and intelligible to man. 

It is the synthesis of God's greatness and His humility, a synthesis that expresses the very essence of the divine. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Opening the Tanya, Chapter 4, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz