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Rbbi Adin Steinsaltz: “The spokesman of the world.”

Man is also called “that which speaks,” “Medaber” (Hebrew).

The root of this Hebrew word has several meanings, one of which is “to lead.”

Man thus is not only the spokesman of the world, he is the one who leads, who directs the world.

Another image is that man is the driving factor in an immobile reality; he can progress and instigate change.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz