"The world is sustained by three things," teaches the Talmud's Ethics of the Fathers. "Law, truth, and peace."

And where does the Jew find law, truth and peace? In the Torah. The word "Torah" means law, and its most basic function is to legislate the laws of life. Torah is truth — a communication of the Absolute and the Eternal to our equivocal, temporal world. And the ultimate role of Torah — as Torah itself defines it — is "to make peace in the world": peace between man and his fellow, peace between body and soul, and peace between the Creator and His creation.

The following three articles, based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, look at these three aspects of Torah:

Law looks at the limitations which rules and a code of behavior seem to impose upon the freedom-loving human spirit, and asks: can something which is so inconsistent with human nature be a positive thing?

Truth, in both its relative and absolute forms, is the subject of the essay by that name

Peace defines Torah as the harmonizing factor in the diversity of creation, thereby explaining the Torah’s special association with the number "three"