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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Merging of my will with His”

Torah expresses Divine wisdom and the mitzvot express Divine Will.

And since Divine Will (Keter) is higher than Wisdom (Hokhma), it may be surmised that Divine Wisdom is a rationalization, a mode of interpreting the Supreme Will.

The essence of the mitzvot is thus seen as obedience to God’s Will, a merging of my will with His.

And this merging and fulfilling, is a source of abundant satisfaction.

Indeed, it is the greatest bliss.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz