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In Parashat Bereshit, G-d creates the world. After Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, they are banished from the Garden of Eden. Later Cain kills Abel. G-d then considers destroying all of Creation.
The most important part of this parsha, in my opinion, is that G-d did not destroy the world. Everyone always deserves a second chance.
The name of the Torah portion was Rosh Hashana-Ha’azinu 5778-2017 "The Blame Game". This article discusses how the bible is filled of stories of blame. An obvious case of blaming the other is found in the story of Cain and Abel. This goes in greater depth to discuss that we do not die from sin but rather we grow as a result of it. This encourages us to be better than we were yesterday.
The other week i met with a family friend that is an Orthodox Jew and we spoke breifly about the Torah portion. Ki Tavo i believe it was called. We spoke about the power of choice and how it is relative to our lives. Everything we do comes down to choices. making the right choice in different situations. It was about the battle in the world, inside and out. it all starts with us on the inside. We have to conquer the battle within ourselves before we make any bold and powerful moves on the outside. We have an enemy within ourselves that we can beat.