Why are we here? What is the Purpose of Creation? Is there a World to Come, and how do we get there? These are but a few of the basic questions that are answered in the Talmud, the Medrash, the Zohar, and other books of Jewish thought. The Judaism of the Torah is both profound and all-encompassing, touching upon every area of life. While it is impossible to summarize an entire way of life in just a few thousand words, this chapter should help you understand several basic elements of the Torah's philosophy and worldview.