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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “The way to faith is never a smooth one.”

“The path to faith is not easy.

Neither for someone who has grown up in a “religious” home, nor for one who has grown up in a secular atmosphere.

And this is not surprising;

the way to faith is never a smooth one.

It is not for anyone a broad and even highway along which people progress at the same pace, but always a tortuous, winding path—very personal and private.

A certain tzaddik put it with profound simplicity:

Because I know that God is great, because I know that I alone know and no one else can know as I do,

someone else may know more than I do,

know more deeply,

more comprehensively,

more perfectly,

but in the end,

the experience of God is personal and unique and can never be transferred to another.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz