The Torah, being a Divine document, is inherently infinite, containing layers of meaning, without an end. On the surface, it may have a superficial component (p’shat) but it only begins there. Imagine surface waters that appear isolated when viewed from above; yet all these waters connect and merge, unseen, beneath the surface. So too, with Torah concepts and events: on one level, there are separations; on another level, it’s all connected.
One good example of how this works and how it can be applied is the two-volume set entitled Festive Chapters. With a foundation in all the sacred times of the Jewish year – Sabbath and Festivals – the author explores a vast variety of Torah concepts, events, and personalities that reveal layers of meaning and understanding that reflects upon the Torah’s infinite wisdom.
In-depth analysis highlights every page of these profound essays that take you around the Jewish year as it offers readers a newfound appreciation of the connection between the Oral and Written Torah.