Synagogues and Cathedrals

“One of the striking differences between the synagogues and the cathedrals of the Middle Ages [is that] in a cathedral you sense the vastness of God and the smallness of humankind. But in the Altneushul in Prague or the synagogues of the Ari and Rabbi Joseph Karo in Safed, you sense the closeness of God and the potential greatness of humankind.”

Studies in Spirituality p. 107