Let My People Know

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “A secret fire.”

The path of return is open to all, even for one who never studied and has no knowledge of Judaism.

Let him overcome the inhibitions regarding the strangeness – let him break through the barriers of ignorance and illiteracy – and then the Jewish spark in him will reveal itself in all its splendor and grow into a true fire.

For all are holy seed, members of a holy people, practiced in self-sacrifice and familiar with the encounter with death as with the major questions of life.

In hearts of the learned as well as the unlearned burns a secret fire, a flame of holiness.

Each and every one can see for himself and demonstrate that he indeed is “Israel, through whom I derive glory.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz