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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Showy garments.”

Intuition is a great thing but intuition is also a great misleader.

That is, there is always a two-sided element in any kind of intuitive thinking.

It is not clearly checkable one way or the other way.

Unluckily, often people who thought they had some kind of a deep attachment to something or somebody discover that it was just a matter of being attracted to a show.

Intuition can be a great help, but it is not a solution.


Whenever I see something that is very showy, very flamboyant, very colorful, and impressive, I am always trying to search out what is really lying beneath it.

And in so many cases, we find out that beneath those showy garments there is nothing.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz