Answer: The Torah was written 3,100 years ago during the journey of the children of Israel from Egypt through the wilderness to the land of Israel. The journey of the Jews in the wilderness lasted forty years. The sacred Torah is the only copy and cannot be changed; it is the main book of the wisdom of Kabbalah.
The Bible (from the Greek word “Biblia” meaning book, scroll, paper), and other books in a similar spirit with different names, were created on the basis of the Torah and moved through a system of correction that is useful only for particular people.
That is also what happened among the Jews in the ancient land of Israel 2,500 years ago, as well as after the destruction of Israel 2,000 years ago.
As a result, a free translation of certain passages, some additional characters were introduced in part to the Torah, and changed, canceled, and revised its laws and requirements. In general, it became the Bible and from there to a free reading.
To date, all of the historical and archaeological evidence, like the discoveries from the Qumran caves, confirms the true and original text of the Bible.
It is very important to maintain the authenticity of the true book which has become the fundamental book of humanity, establishing its social and family laws, rules, and education.
When Kabbalists read the Torah, they understand why every symbol, every letter, and every word was written, why they are expressed in this manner, and why they follow one after another in its specific form because the Torah is a code and not merely a sequence of letters.
Just as the language of a computer program is recorded using particular symbols, the Torah was also written using symbols. It is forbidden to change anything in it because otherwise everything will be lost; the entire process would be conducted differently.
In a clear and precise manner, the text in the Torah conveys the descent of the Upper Light onto the desire that was created by the Light and the sequence through which the Light brings the desire to resemble and become identical with it. The book speaks only about this.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 9/4/16