Anochi-I shall surely hide (haster astir) My face on that day...”

-Vayeilech 31:18

R. Israel Baal Shem Tov explains the double expression of haster astir to mean that the Divine concealment itself will be concealed. That is, people will not even realize that there is a concealment of the Divine Presence.

This relates especially to the final period of the galut when spiritual darkness is overpowering. But even then we must remember that nothing can separate G‑d from Israel. Whether we realize it or not, G‑dliness is forever within us.

The very same “Anochi [I am G‑d, your G‑d...]” of the Ten Commandments of the Divine revelation at Sinai, is the “Anochi” of “I shall surely hide...” This fact makes it possible for us to rediscover Him, and to see His full revelation again with the ultimate redemption of Moshiach.