verse twenty-six of the The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. tells us that we are made in the image of g-d.
and yet, twenty-six lives were stolen by another human being in the morning hours at sandy hook elementary.
whether in world or text, we are faced with opposites that hold the world as is
and the gravity of a moral centre that pulls us toward what it ought to be.
no matter the crossroads, life is the answer.
no matter the confusion, life is the answer.
no matter the question, life is the answer.
and no matter the season, life is always the answer.
we are bound to a circle that calls us back to ourselves and back to the One Who Will Be as we will be.