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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “The four cubits of halakha.”

With the destruction of this place, that is, the Temple, God no longer has a means through which to reveal His unity, except for the “four cubits of halakha”.

The place wherein one is able to connect to God’s unity, the abode of the Divine Presence, no longer exists in a geographical location.

Instead, it exists in an altogether different realm
of existence.

The concept of the four cubits of halakha refers to the space in which one dedicates time and energy to the study of halakha.

That connects him to God’s unity, and God’s presence dwells upon him.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz