Bereshit Commentary

The Two Creation Stories

An attempt to reconcile two opposing views of nature.


Genesis 1:1-6:8

The Complexity Of Creation

Recognizing that Creation and many natural phenomena are clouded in mystery can actually enrich our lives with meaning.

Naming Noah

Noah's father saw in him the possibility for greatness -- something parents experience even today.

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

How do we, like Adam and Eve, hide from taking responsibility for our decisions and actions?

The Duality And Unpredictability Of Human Nature

The creation of humans and our variability expressed in Bereshit present us with endless choices and challenges for how to live our lives.

For Every Thing, A Purpose

We should view the diversity of creation as existing to reflect the grandeur of God, not to serve the various needs of humans.

Completing Creation

Our physical existence depends on spiritual, sacred focus for completeness.

Down From The Mountaintop

Experiencing God through nature and the wonders of creation should inspire us to work to perfect the world.