Creation, Revelation, Redemption

“The three great principles of Judaism are creation, revelation and redemption. That, I believe, is why the Sages said ‘The world depends on Torah study, worship and acts of kindness.’ In Torah study we live revelation. We listen to Torah as God’s word, and through learning and teaching place it at the centre of our lives. In worship we live creation. In structure and style the Torah indicates that the Israelites’ building of the sanctuary in the wilderness was the human counterpart of the Divine creation of the universe. As God made space in whose midst man lived, so we are commanded to create a space in whose midst God lives. In acts of kindness we live redemption, building through small deeds a world slowly perfected under the sovereignty of God.”

Community of Faith, p. 129