Looking at Heaven


Two chassidim were talking.

Said one to the other: “For years I’ve been struggling to achieve a proper understanding of the verse, ‘Lift your eyes heavenward and see Who created all this.’[23] I found thirty-six different interpretations of this verse in the commentaries, and I studied and meditated upon each one of them. But now I understand that the true meaning of the verse is something else entirely.”

“And how do you understand the true meaning of the verse?” asked the second chassid.

“The ultimate meaning of the verse is: lift your eyes heavenward and see Who created all this!”

“So why is this meaning not written in the commentaries?”

“If this meaning were written, it would just be the 37th interpretation!”


Adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe by Yanki Tauber

[23]. Isaiah 40:26.


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