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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Our existence as finite beings.”

Human experiences are ultimately just that — human experiences —
and so they form the gaping chasm of the vacated space that separates
our existence as finite beings from the true, infinite, divine existence.

Even the pinnacle of human truth remains limited as such.

This is in contrast to the notion of “God is true,” a perspective that not only is
not human, but that looms threateningly over all existence, since such
a notion bears the implication that there truly is “nothing besides

Thus, when a person exists as an independent being and is “not
nonexistent,” the result is that “no thought of his can grasp Him at all,”
meaning he is incapable of truly comprehending the notion of “the
Lord God is true.”

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz