The taste of Shabbat – Bereshit 5777
Rav Mordechai Elon
"After the chagim", a very Israeli expression, is the time to build tools and receptacles into which to pour the great divine light and abundance that we received during Tishrei, the month of festivals. This is the fitting time to begin reading once more from Bereshit – Genesis.
The Torah tells us the story of the creation twice – first, the creation of the universe and then the creation of man, who is also known as a "micro-cosmos". Man is a part of the universetoo , and it is possible to see in each day of creation, a stage in the ultimate creation of man – in each of the seven parts of our parsha.
Our parsha isn’t just history, it is the story of Man , any man or woman, in seven parts, parallel to the days of creation .