A Larger Universe of Meanings

“The word “Torah” means law. But it also means: teaching, instruction, direction, guidance. The Torah is a lawbook like no other, because it includes not only laws but also narratives, genealogies, history, and song. Law as the Torah conceives it is embedded in a larger universe of meanings. Those meanings help us understand the context and purpose of any given law.”

The Ecological Imperative (Shoftim, Covenant & Conversation)