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Eleazar of Worms, Hilkhot ha-Kavod, MS Oxford-Bodleian 2575, ol. 3a

Jewish Mysticism
A person should not think only about the glory that appears opposite the exalted throne but rather about the the Creator of all who manifests His glory to those who are righteous in their hearts, for He is one and nothing resembles Him, blessed be He, and thus He ‘is near to all who call Him’ (Ps., 145-18). Therefore they established [in the formulation of blessings] ‘Blessed are You, Lord,’ like he who speaks mouth to mouth to one standing opposite him, as it says, ‘I have placed the Lord before me always’ (Ps., 16-8).

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in Through a Speculum that Shines- Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, Princeton- Princeton University Press, 1994.

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