Reflection 11.10.17


When a man is singing and cannot lift his voice, and another comes and sings with him, another who can lift his voice, the first will be able to lift his voice too. That is the secret of the bond between spirits.

~Martin Buber, Ten Rungs: Hasidic Sayings

Reflection 9.4.16


Everyone must have two pockets. In the right pocket are to be the words:

“For my sake was the world created.” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5)

And in the left: “I am but dust and ashes.” (Genesis 18:27)c

~Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Przysucha
Source: Martin Buber’s Tales of the Hasidim

Reflection 4.17.16


That you need God more than anything, you know at all times in your heart. But don’t you know also that God needs you — in the fullness of [God’s] eternity, you?

~Martin Buber