Question: The prophet Jeremiah compared the eternal existence of the people of Israel to the lawfulness of the sun and the moon in the description of their service to the Creator. What is the meaning of this in regard to the people of Israel of today?
Answer: As long as we don’t understand the interpretations of the original writings of the Kabbalists, it is up to us to relate to them only practically.
The Jewish people are composed of a group of people united by a common condition of existence: mutual approach, combined into one single organism. Otherwise it does not exist. This is what the prophet Jeremiah meant.
The prophets were Kabbalists found on a particular level of spiritual development. All of their words are expressed in allegorical language, and so with words like “sun,” “moon,” etc. the meaning is not about physical objects but internal forces of nature.
From the Talk at the Moscow Jewish Cultural Center, 11/24/15