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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “A simply unbridgeable gap.”

“The Infinite is beyond anything that can be grasped in any terms—either positive or negative.

Not only is it impossible to say of the Infinite that He is in any way limited or that He is bad, one cannot even say the opposite, that He is vast or He is good.

Just as He is not matter, He is not spirit.

Nor can He be said to exist in any dimension meaningful to us.

The dilemma posed by this meaning of infinity is more than a consequence of the inadequacy of the mind.

It represents a simply unbridgeable gap, a gap that cannot be crossed by anything definable.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz