My Response: “Bereshit.” There are Kabbalistic explanations for the word “Bereshit” that take thousands of pages. Thousands of pages! Entire treatises explain what Bereshit means. Because this word “Bereshit” contains absolutely everything! Apart from it, everything else is a consequence of it.
Question: Can “Bereshit” be translated as “at the beginning”?
Question: Can you compress these thousands of pages of treatises into a few sentences?
Question: What is the essence of the Creator?
Answer: The essence of the Creator is good who does good.
Question: What is the essence of the creation that He created?
Answer: The desire created by the Creator, which yearns for adhesion with the Creator, for coming closer to the Creator is called creation.
Question: Does it mean that the program of creation is to come closer to the Creator? If we yearn for coming closer to the Creator, do we fulfill the purpose of creation?
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 6/20/22