A Finite Universe

“Monotheism as it appears for the first time in the Hebrew Bible raises a fundamental question. Why would an infinite God create a finite universe?…The Torah does not give an explicit answer, but one is implicit. God loves. Love seeks otherness. Love is emotion turned outward. Love seeks to give, to share, to create… Goodness creates goodness. Love creates life. God sought to bestow the gift of being on beings other than Himself. We exist and the universe exists because God loves.”

Ceremony & Celebration p. 229