|From generation to generation, fathers, as it were, whispered into the ears of their children: “In your house, in the house that all of us live in, lies a hidden treasure.”
This deeply personal awareness is the secret of God’s true unity.
The sense that despite everything, God is here with us and permeates all of existence is more precious than the treasures of all the kings of the earth.
This is an inheritance that, although containing everything, is a persons individual awareness that he cannot pass on to anyone else.
So in thanks to God, we exclaim: “How good is our portion… and how beautiful our heritage.”
Compared to this gift, everything else in the world pales into insignificance.
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz