The wisdom of the Torah (Bible) is described in this verse as the “beginning of His course.” The Hebrew word for ‘beginning,’ reishit (ראשית), is also used to describe the Children of Israel, called reisheet t’vuato, ‘the first-fruits of Hashem’s (God’s) harvest’ (Jeremiah 2:3), and it is also the first word of the Book of Genesis, describing the creation of the world. The Sages connect the three uses of this word and teach that Hashem created the world for the sake of Israel and of the Torah. God created a world in which the Children of Israel are to follow the Torah, and thereby serve as a model for the rest of the nations.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel.
Steve has also authored and published 35 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.