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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “God illuminates all the worlds.”

Transforming darkness into light is the work of the human being.

A person is born into a world of disparity, the “mountains of separation.”

But he slowly learns that all of its barriers, the ominous “mountains of separation,” are a deception, that what appear to be disparate entities are elements of one existence.

He attains the faith that the divine light exists everywhere and that nothing can obscure it.

As a result, the “public domain” is nullified and transformed into a “private domain.”

“Let Israel rejoice in its Maker.”

Israel rejoices in the transition from the so-called public to private domains.

A person rejoices not in his personal accomplishments, but in the existence of God, in the fact that as a result of his awareness God illuminates all the worlds, and in the fulfillment of the purpose of his creation and the creation of all the worlds.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz