Rabbi Daniel Ventresca makes short videos several times a week, and I listened to this 6-minute video early this morning. Then I listened to it again and again. Many times I've been reading Torah and had the distinct sense it was talking TO me and ABOUT me. In this video Daniel tells a memorable story that makes the same point - Torah is written to us TODAY. It is not merely historical and allegorical for us to learn from examples in the past.
Torah is alive in our lives today! This is not usually our first perspective, but it is living truth. I long for the day when Torah truth will be seen and known this way.