“In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.” These are the first words of the world’s most popular book: The Bible. The Bible that has managed to spread its way around the entire globe being translated into thousands of languages and has estimated to have been printed over 6 billion times. It is by far the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. But what is this ancient text all about? Kabbalists recount the story of the student who asked his teacher to summarize the entire Bible in the time it takes to stand on one leg. The teacher told the student the Bible is simply about learning to love your neighbor as yourself and the rest is just mere commentary. Could it be that this thousand-year-old text is simply about love? Does love have the power to create this big of a movement that traveled around the world for as long as it has? I know it does. I know that love has the power to do this and far more. I believe the Bible, at its core, is entirely about love. It is the world’s first account of the power of the Creator and the love that endlessly emanates from Him. The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, is the focus of kabbalistic study and provides us a blueprint and instruction manual for living. It is said the Creator used the Torah itself to create the world. The Torah is the water and fuel of our spirits. It is where we find the beginning of love and all of its splendor. It is where we are able to connect to the Light of the Creator’s love, and thus it provides us with the needed energy to fulfill our purpose in life. This week, love is born. Love is born into the cosmos and it renews and refuels us. It is this love from the Creator that is at the core of our being, the genesis behind all action, and the pining of our souls. We find ourselves at the beginning of our story and the beginning of love.