–For EVERYONE That Ran A Good Race And Are At Ease…
BENEATH THE THRONE OF GLORY.
“There is an important reason that saints are likened to the stars. The sages teach that the righteous do not die; even after death they are considered alive. They still live, since their souls are beneath GOD’s Throne of Glory (Kissey ha-kavod). In this respect, they are like the stars. Although the stars are invisible by day, they exist in their place. It is we who cannot see them, because of the illumination of the sky. The same is true of the righteous, they exist after their death, but we cannot see them because of our sins. Still, the righteous remain in their place.
Just as it is impossible to see the light of the stars by day, it is impossible to see the greatness of saints in this world. It is only recognizable after they die. The sages therefore say, “Saints are greater after their death than they are in this life.”