Bound By the Book: The Unifying Significance of the Weekly Torah Reading

15
Jan

Reading the Torah ignites transformation in our lives through the renewing of our hearts and minds. But real, enduring transformation is inextricably bound to unity. Reading the Torah unites us as a people. This is perfectly illustrated by the way the Bnei-Yisrael (Children of Israel)received the Torah itself. In Exodus 19:2, the Jewish community reaches a new level of oneness. Rashi, a famous Bible scholar of the Middle Ages, arrived at this conclusion based on the language used in that …