Suddenly organized religion made perfect sense—or at least organized Torah Judaism. Its millions of adherents weren’t copping out by choosing to believe and practice in a codified, organized way, but rather had simply plugged into the parameters of the same higher, revealed objective truth.
Ruth brought something into the Jewish people that enabled King David to fight his battles – and win.
The letters of His speech are the source of Creation.
The countdown from Pessah to Shavuot contains us a lesson about how we become a nation of priests. Just as seeds must be sown in prepared ground, nourished and watered and weeded, so the fate of nations and individuals is contingent upon law and justice.