The Bible describes the making of the world not only as the building of a house, but also as the weaving of a garment. G-d turned a chaos into a cosmos, and also turned a tangle into a tapestry. Woven garments were long in the making and valuable in ancient times, and therefore they were an apt metaphor for the wonder and character of the material world. The sea (Psalm 104:6), the clouds (Job 38:9), the lights in the sky (Psalm 104:1), and all the forces of nature (Psalm 102:26) are called garments that G-d has woven and now wears.
…If you throw thousands of pieces of thread onto a table, no fabric results. The threads must be rightly and intimately related to one another in literally a million ways. Each thread must go over, under, around, and through the others at thousands of points. Only then do you get a fabric that is beautiful and strong, that covers, fits, holds, shelters, and delights.*
This month we look at the threads of Adar, and discover it’s interplay with the other threads in this majestic tapestry of time woven by the Divine Hand.
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* Timothy Keller, Generous Justice: How G-d’s Grace Makes Us Just