R’ Shimon bar Yochai taught that those who see the Torah as a book of stories undermine the essence of the Torah:

“Woe unto those who see in the Torah nothing but simple narratives and ordinary words… Every word of the Torah contains an elevated sense and sublime mystery (Zohar, Beha’alotcha 12:58).

As we arrive to the beginning of the Torah what do we see before us? We see what is perceived to be the story of Creation. In other words, we see a narrative.

What does this narrative mean to us?

In the Creation story we learn about the Creation account, the story of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, the flood, the Tower of Babel, etc. For many people they see the stories in the Torah as narratives. Because people identify with the Creation story as a narrative they disconnect the Torah from it’s source and as R’ Shimon said such people are ignorant to see what lays beneath the narrative.

Join R’ Yehezqel as he explains the secret of the Creation story in Destory and Rebuild.