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God feels close when we nurture our relationship through prayer and mitzvot.
Plaut concludes with one more point: even if the husband/wife metaphor is generally inappropriate for modern readers, "in one major aspect it is as applicable today as it was in Isaiah's time. Love and trust need constant nurturing in human marriage, and faithlessness will destroy it." YHVH, too, feels close when we nurture our relationship through prayer and mitzvot, and as we enter the season of ‘teshuva’, Isaiah's message is as true today as it was in his time.