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Rabbi Steinsaltz: "Whatever we say is going to be both right and wrong"

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz writes:

How can one characterize God?

Whatever we say is going to be both right and wrong.

All the good, beautiful and sweet things in this world are actually His attributes and every day, nay, every moment, we see Him differently.

What is the color of a bubble of water?

That depends upon the angle from which I look at it.

And when I gaze at it long enough, I shall see in it all the colors and hues:

Great, Mighty, Compassionate, Gracious, Awesome, Un-understandable–

— but extremely close to me, forever. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz