Friday, August 21, 2009


The word of YHVH is refined
As silver and gold are refined.
When these letters came forth, they were all refined,
Carved precisely, sparkling, flashing.
All of Israel saw the letters
Flying through space in every direction,
Engraving themselves on the tablets of stone.

The Zohar, quoted in People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, 2008. (Via DJMisc)