TaNaCH — Torah, Nevi’im (prophets) and Ketuvim (“writings,” like the Psalms, etc.)

Ordinarily, we read Torah as ending with the passing of Mosheh.

Then, we proceed through other books, each of which starts and ends, culminating chronologically (more or less) with II Chronicles, in which the Israelites/Jews are forgiven and allowed to return to their/our land.

That brings our canon to a close. Nothing written after that time is considered “scriptural” to the same degree as the various books of TaNaCH.

It almost seems to say: G-d was present in the world in those days — sometimes more manifestly, sometimes less so — in a way, and to a degree, that G-d isn’t present in the world — in our lives — today.

I think that there could be another way to read TaNaCh, too.

What if TaNaCh, the expression of G-d’s Presence in the world, is a record that never closed?

What if G-d is as present in our lives today, as in Mosheh’s, or David’s?

Then, our lives are books of TaNaCh, too. Your life is “The Book of _____ (fill in your name).” Your book is the record of G-d speaking to you, guiding you. It’s also the record of your recognition (or non-recognition) of that.

Your life is holy.

You’re writing your book.