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October 1, 2021  

In the Beginning

October 1, 2021

weekly Torah reading: parashas Bereishis 5782

“Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of G-d hovered over the face of the waters.”

– Genesis 1:2, JPS 1917 Tanach

The Ruach haElokim hovered over the mayim (waters) that may have represented the so called primordial soup from where all life began. Thus, it is clear that a divine force was at work, in conjunction with the elements of the universe that would become all life on earth.