Let My People Know

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “We live in two worlds.”

Matter is not more real than the spirit.

I am among those who believe that humans are basically superior to angels.

And our superiority lies in the fact that we have a dual existence.

We are amphibian creatures.

We move between matter and spirit while most of the creatures of the world are either/or.

We live in two worlds, and it is just this double ability of ours that gives us superiority over angels.

We have a dual attachment, so when we lose one of them, we lost our superiority.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz