That exciting period of the year is here again when we can focus our thoughts on the origin of our world and universe. Jeffrey Cohen wrote that, in the first six days, time was secondary to the various acts of creation, but after that, creation took second place to time. The sanctity of the seventh day, the day of rest, arguably the greatest Jewish gift to mankind, enables man, amongst other things, to appreciate the significance of that creativity.
Without a belief in God, wrote Louis Jacobs, it is impossible to explain the three otherwise inexplicable leaps in the evolutionary process, how matter came into being, how life evolved from matter, and how at some stage the animal became a human.
In the beginning, a long time ago.