Who Before Whom You Stand
So this was one of those amazing types of photos — like a one in a million.
It was taken in Synagogue in front of the aron (ark) where the Holy Torahs are kept.
On Sabbath and holidays, after services, devout people often go up to the doors of the ark to say a personal and silent prayer of devotion getting up close to the Torahs (G-d’s sacred words to us).
What you’ll see here is that someone is dressed (for Purim) as Superwoman.
The juxtaposition of Superwoman to the Holy ark is accentuated by the words above the ark, which translated from the Hebrew states:
“Know before whom you stand.”
A cautionary note and reminder that before the ark, we are literally standing before the presence of G-d (and to conduct ourselves with the utmost respect and propriety)
So in this picture, we have Superwoman standing before G-d, the most super of them all!
When I think of how minuscule we as human beings are before our Maker, it is magnified for me that even the most super of human beings infinitely pales when standing in front of the majesty and omnipotence of our L-rd.
Superman and Superwoman prostrate yourselves before Hashem, even as we all must do. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal with compliments to Monique for the photo)