The Beginning and End of Torah
Parashat VeZot HaBerakhah

Shai Held

The Torah begins and ends in precisely the same way: with acts of Hesed / lovingkindness. This crucial fact teaches us what Torah is really about and what it is ultimately for, and gives us a way of understanding what lies at the heart of Torah—a God who cares deeply about human beings and acts with love and kindness towards them. But the Sages are not content to describe God as compassionate and generous; they characterize God in this way not only so that God may be worshiped but also, critically, so that God may be emulated.

The Beginning and End of Torah
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