Thursday, July 09, 2009

Leaving A Book Open

The unclosed book is opening itself up to us, offering us its riches. Leaving it open this way is like an insult to this entreaty; it seems a deliberate snub to the Torah treasures our holy books have to offer. When we close the book, its riches are enclosed and covered in a dignified fashion - it is no longer "going begging".

(Rabbi Asher Meir)