Between God and Torah
Parashat Toldot

Shai Held

The Tanakh tells us, people spoke to God, and God spoke back. But by the end of the biblical period, the line of direct divine communication had largely dried up. Instead of seeking direct dialogue with God, people began to seek guidance and inspiration in God’s teachings—that is, in Torah. Insisting that God’s will and presence could be found in Torah was one of Judaism’s greatest innovations and achievements. It was also one of its greatest gambles.

Between God and Torah: Judaism's Gamble
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