The Jews have been reading the Torah in public, completing it once a year, since it was given on Sinai.
We learn how G-d created the world in six days and 'rested' on the seventh. This is one of the foundations of Judaism. A Jew that does not believe G-d created the world and/or that doesn’t observe Shabbat is, in many aspects, denying the G-d of Israel.
But this raises many questions.
First of all, we notice that the Biblical day begins with night, as it says 'and it was evening and (then) it was morning ……… one day". (1:5)
Why didn't G-d begin with day?
Then, a few sentences later we read that the sun was created on the fourth day, so the first three 'days' must have been without sunlight! What type of days were they? How can there be day without the sun to measure when they begin and end?
And, finally; why did it take G-d seven days? According to the Bible before creation there was nothing; no matter, space, vacuum, spirit, or time (which is humanly incomprehensible) and G-d made all being (including time) miraculously ex-nihilo….. then why didn’t He just create EVERYTHING instantly!
Why did it take Him days, or even seconds to do it?