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"The Torah is called Chavah (Eve), the mother of all life"


The Written Torah needs endless amplification, study, and clarification. 

There are infinite layers of meaning, depthless beauty, and new modes of experientially living that which was revealed.

In another context of thinking, the Written Torah can be likened to a seed that can grow into a whole organism, like a tree or a person. 

For instance, the Torah injunction to keep the Sabbath holy was expanded into a huge volume of the Talmud, and on it many books were written. 

Perhaps for this reason, among others, the Torah is called Chavah (Eve), the mother of all life. 

It gives birth to much that in turn is the source of other products of mind and spirit.
There is also the factor of emergence from the hidden, the bringing forth after an embryonic period of gestation. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From In the Beginning by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz