Beauty and Holiness

“The Greeks, and many in the Western World who inherited their tradition, believed in the holiness of beauty (Keats’ “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”). Jews believed in the opposite: hadrat kodesh, the beauty of holiness: “Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Psalms 29:2).”

The Beauty of Holiness or the Holiness of Beauty (Vayakhel, Covenant & Conversation)