The book of Bereishis is not about history, it is about destiny. This book of Bereishis puts in our hands the Torah of the elemental forces that run through destiny, lays down the trends in human civilizations, and most importantly is the genesis for the perpetual progression of the Jewish people. In this riveting book Rabbi Bechhofer explains the developments of all civilizations from Adam to Noach to the Avos and their adversaries and how all these trends in humanity are ever present until the end of time. The book also explores the crossover between the later Parshas of Bereishis and the two major landmarks on the calendar they intersect with: Chanukah and Asara B’Teves. This book demonstrates that the words of Torah are eternal and relevant for all times and all that seemingly happened in the past is really setting goal posts and trends for the future.