The Bible can be interpreted
In terms of God's search for righteous iindividuals.
And this search begins in Bereishis (Genesis)
when God asks Adam, "Ayekah? (Where art
thou?) Since G-d certainly knew where Adam was
physically, the question has a deeper meaning.
It is a question addressed not only to Adam,
but to every person, in every age.
Ayekah means: What are you doing
with your life? Right nowl What are you doing
to learn more about Judaism, to aid Jewish education
to bring other Jews closer to the Torah? What
are you doing to bring holiness and righteousness
into the world?
Ayekah means: what are we doing,
as co-workers with God, to make the world better?
Are we seeking peace and pursuing peace? Are
we doing justly and loving kindness and compassion?
Are we doing enough for the survival of Israel,
for fellow Jews, and for the poor, the hungry,
and the oppressed all over the world?
Viewed In this way, Judaism is
not a refuge, but a challenge, an incessant
demand, a constant sense of obligation, a knowledge
that something Is asked of us, that we are expected
to do sacred tasks. We have God's question:
Ayekah. What is our response?