The Creation of the Universe ✡ “When Hashem (God, The Name) Began To Create Heaven And Earth” – Israel365

When Hashem began to create heaven and earth

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ

בראשית א:א
b’-ray-SHEET ba-RA e-lo-HEEM AYT ha-sha-MA-yim v’-AYT ha-A-retz

Today’s Israel Inspiration

This Shabbat, Jews around the world begin reading the Bible aloud in synagogue beginning with the Book of Genesis. If the Bible is essentially a book of law, why does it begin with the stories of Genesis?  Would it not make more sense to skip the stories and start with the legal sections of the Bible? Rashi, the famed medieval commentator, answers this question with an essential lesson that should inform our Bible study. According to Rashi, one day the nations of the world will accuse the Jewish People of stealing the Land of Israel.  In response, the Jews will point to the Bible that begins by telling us that God created the heaven and the earth.  Since Hashem is the Creator of the world, He may give the land to whomever He wishes, and it is the Divine will that the Land of Israel will belong to the People of Israel. The Israel Bible is a unique edition of the Bible that focuses on the unique relationship between the Land, the People and the God of Israel. Join the Jewish world in beginning to study the book of Genesis today.

Why did God Create the World?

Thinkers and philosophers throughout the ages have been struggling with the question of why God created the world.

Exotic Biblical Feast

The Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh hosted a “Feast of Exotic Curiosities” to order to revive the Biblical relationship between animal and man of Biblical times, serving rare and strange delicacies which the Bible says are kosher, but which have been largely lost to Jewish cuisine.

The Original Words of the Bible

Only with the Israel Bible can you study the full text of the Bible in English and Hebrew with the references to the Land of Israel appearing on every page! The English text is based on the 1917 JPS English translation, which has been preferred by individual Jews and synagogues for nearly one hundred years. The Israel Bible follows the traditional Jewish ordering of the books and the customary Hebrew division of chapters.

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“And Hashem said,
“Let the earth sprout vegetation: seed-bearing plants, fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so.”
Genesis 1:11



Today’s Israel Photo

Today’s picture by Zev Rothkoff is of Sayarim Junction on Highway 10, an expressway in Southern Israel.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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