You concealed yourself
When our wickedness triumphed.
And some say,
You looked away whenever wickedness triumped over us.
I say, you peeked through divine hands.
And with divine eyes.
Caught glimpses of our persistent goodness.
So that when you withdrew, you also came close.
Handing us Your words. Dressing us in Your truths.
True, we still shroud You in mystery.
But you are always nearby.
Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha-olam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu la’asok b’divrei TorahThe Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general..
G-d of our ancestors, allow me through study, to bring what is seen into hiding and what is hidden into plain sight.
To encounter You and Your revelation, and to know Your mystery. Amen.