A Soul Cannot Be Seen

There is this concept in Judaism that an image of G-d cannot be made. G-d is beyond physical attributes, and when physical descriptions are used in the Bible, they are meant as metaphors to facilitate human understanding. For example, when it says He took the Israelites out of slavery “with an outstretched arm.”

So too, a person’s soul—a piece of the Divine—cannot be seen directly. But what we can see are the expressions of one’s soul, such as a work of art (painting, writing, or dance, etc) as well as a compassionate deed.

A Soul Cannot be Seen, But It’s Expression is Visible in a Work of Art

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