"Teach them to your children, by speaking of them in when you sit in your house, when you walk on the way, when you lie down, when you rise up...in order that your days may be many." (Deuteronomy 11:19-21)
How will teaching and speaking the words of the Torah "make our days many"?
Charles London, in the commentary on the Torah called "Unscrolled" that we have been perusing during Torah study, observes that when we tell our collective and personal stories, especially the difficult ones, we expand the world for ourselves and our descendants.
To truly connect with each other we have to trust one another with the stories, the real Torah, Jewish and uniquely individual, that defines us. When we do that, we create links between ourselves and others within and through generations.mThe stories are the vehicles for bigger and better communal life.
Let us look for the Torah that we learn, from Judaism, from the world, and from within, listen to it in each other, and share it so that we may all "make our days many" together.