Today’s TorahTutors Tidbit relates to this week’s Torah portion, where we learn about the beginnings of the world and of human history, and about development beyond those beginnings.
When one TorahTutors student began her partial study of the Book of Bereishit, it was with a specific eye towards gaining a sense of the world’s development from one generation to the next. For instance, she and her tutor discussed the significance of the genealogical lists in the Torah, which begin in Parshat Bereishit: Though they may not seem exciting, these lists remind us that each person is a valuable link in the chain, even when we don’t know anything else about a particular individual.
And when we are given further details, it is certainly worth paying careful attention to what the Torah chooses to share, and why, and what we can learn from them.
A Tuesday TorahTutors Tidbit: Real Torah, from real TorahTutors sessions.