Let My People Know

"Secret wisdom and hidden lore"


The Torah is a structure that the soul can aspire to and attain.

It is a code of the spirit, a many-layered message concerning the manner of relating to the highest holiness. 

This relation is something we build up for generations, constructing and tearing down and continually striving to form something lasting. 

When we do reach some kind of closeness with God, when we begin to make proper use of the code–in Torah, in mitzvot, or in deeds–much of what had been secret wisdom and hidden lore becomes something that reveals Him. 

As Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav saw it: The whole of Torah and mitzvot may be apprehended as a new arrangement of the world, making the world into a means of communication between God and man; and it is one's task in the world to make the necessary changes that are integral to this new arrangement, changes that transform a disorderly world into an orderly one. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From The Long Shorter Way, chapter 36, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz