Our Darkness Is G-d’s Light

We end the evening with the Bracha of Hamapil. The last sentence is, “Blessed is G-d ……who lights the world with his honor.” A contradiction seems to present itself as we are entering a time of sleep and darkness, an occurrence the Talmud refers to as one-sixtieth death, yet we Bless the creator who lights up the world. It can be suggested that there is no darkness in G-d’s world, only “we” live in darkness due to our base human experience.

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