And they saw the God of Israel: Under His feet there was the likeness of a pavement of sapphire, like the very sky for purity. —Exodus 24:10
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MATTI FRIEDMAN is an award-winning journalist, a contributor to the New York Times opinion section, and the author of three nonfiction books: The Aleppo Codex; Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story; and Spies of No Country. He lives in Jerusalem.