In Isaiah 6, I Read:
1) In the year that King Ozias died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and elevated: and his train filled the temple. 2) Upon it stood the seraphims: the one had six wings, and the other had six wings: with two they covered his face, and with two they covered his feet, and with two they flew. 3) And they cried one to another, and said: Holy, Holy, Holy, the Lord God of Hosts, all the earth is full of his glory, 4) and the lintels of the doors were moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5) And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that has unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of Hosts...
“Let us sanctify Your name in the world, just as the they sanctify it in the heavens on high, as it is written by the hands of your prophets, ‘And they called one to the other and said, ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord of hosts the whole land is filled with your honor’. Those facing each other said: ‘Blessed is the honor of God from His place.’ And in the holy words it is written saying, ‘God shall reign forever, your God of Zion, from generation to generation, praised is God’.”
Upon Reading About Ben-Chaim’s Critical Response:
“What is the unique message of the Kedusha? That which is often repeated, seizes our attention least: precisely the fault of its familiarity.” I could not help wondering if he was the same Ben-Chaim who said: “Our attention is normally aroused towards that which is novel and new. However, we must rethink whether this is proper, or if in fact, this counter-intuitive thinking should not remain self-guided. The Rabbis would not have instituted a four-times-daily recitation of that which is not crucial to Jewish thought. Although quite brief, the Kedusha contains ideas central to Jewish life.” And this set me off in a new direction as I studied his life – and off I went in yet another direction.