This week, we return to the start of the Torah, to the creation story. Or rather, we return to the creation stories, plural.
As we begin the book of B'reishit again, in a world that feels lonely, it helps to remember that we have the cure to loneliness; it is as old as creation itself.
When God began to create heaven and earth the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water. God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
Parashat B’reishit is both the first portion in the Torah and the foundation of our Jewish tradition. These chapters teach us how to find meaning in our days, not just what happened before they began.