“There is no rock (tzur) like our G-d”
Samuel I 2:2
Says the Talmud (Brachos 10a): Read not tzur
(rock) but tzayar (artist). “There is no artist like
Say Chassidim: The artist is a master of deception. He takes
a bit of canvas and pigment and creates something that is
vibrant and alive. And the greater the deception, the greater
the illusion of vitality he can impart to inanimate matter,
the greater the artist he is.
The Creator is the greatest deceiver of them all. He takes
nothing and makes of it a world. And what is our world? Still
nothing. But it seems so real...